LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – A Las Cruces woman will spend three years behind bars for Medicare fraud. Cathy Chidester ran “Drop-In Counseling” when she billed the state’s Medicare program for children’s counseling.

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However, records show the kids were in school during those alleged sessions. She pled guilty last November and faced up to five years in prison. She must also pay $177,000 in restitution.