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A congressional aide at the Dothan office of U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was placed on administrative leave after she was jailed Monday on charges of insurance fraud, according to reports.

Moore’s director of special constituent services and events, Sherry McCormick, turned herself into the Geneva County Jail on Monday following her grand-jury indictment for insurance fraud. 

But this is not McCormick’s first run-in with the law.

In 2018, McCormick was convicted of health care fraud in Georgia after submitting around $500,000 in fraudulent insurance claims for medications that weren’t medically necessary. Records stated that the medicines were not prescribed by a doctor and were not received by the patients.

McCormick was also required to pay at least $200 a month to contribute to a total of $447,705.11 in restitution.

This became a campaign issue during the Republican runoff in 2020, in which Moore defeated Jeff Coleman. 

“We are aware of this matter and believe it is simply a misunderstanding that will be made clear as this is resolved through the legal process,” a spokesperson from Moore’s office told 1819 News.

Derek Yarborough, McCormick’s attorney, told WSFA that he is reviewing the charge and does not have a “full understanding of the facts.” 

Reports said McCormick has posted bond, but the first court date is yet to be announced. 

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