SEC. 43-13-129. Misrepresentation by applicant for benefits or by provider of services; penalty.
Any person making application for benefits under this article for himself or for another person, and any provider of services, who knowingly makes a false statement or false representation or fails to disclose a material fact to obtain or increase any benefit or payment under this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not to exceed one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each false statement or false representation or failure to disclose a material fact shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall not prohibit prosecution under any other criminal statutes of this state or the United States.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 7290-45; Laws, 1969, Ex Sess, ch. 37, Sec. 15, eff from and after passage (approved October 10, 1969).