Atwood “guilty” of defrauding charges against state

By Ryne Turke on July 4, 2016 at 11:45am

The case involving a Roodhouse woman facing nearly $28,000 worth of defrauding charges against the Illinois Attorney General’s Office has come to a close.

Forty-year-old Misty Atwood pleaded “guilty” in Greene County Court on June 24th to vendor fraud, a Class I felony. Counts II and III were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Atwood was booked at the Greene County Jail in March. Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen says Atwood was hired through the state to perform healthcare assistance to home-bound people, and allegedly manipulated paperwork, collecting money but not providing services.

Atwood must serve four years of probation and pay court costs and restitution to the Illinois Department of Human Services, totaling $13,614.44.