Meridian Nurse Deals with Medicaid Scams Charge

Registered nurse Kristina Nechol Lewis, of Meridian, is implicated of taking prescription drugs meant for clients under her care at the Golden Living Center in Meridian.

Following a Lauderdale County Grand Jury indictment on Friday, the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department jailed Lewis, 31. Lewis deals with 3 counts of getting belongings of an illegal drug by scams, misstatement or subterfuge.

At the time of the supposed criminal activities, Lewis worked as a signed-up nurse at the Golden Living Center at 4728 Highway 39 North. Lewis is implicated of getting Norco including Hydrocodon, a Schedule II illegal drug, from 3 clients at the center and transforming it to her own use, inning accordance with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.

Lewis’ bond was set at $15,000 and she confronts 15 years in jail in addition to a fine of $3,000.

Lewis bonded from the Lauderdale County Detention Facility and has been launched.