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by Margo Gray



A woman accused of faking her credentials to counsel children in custody cases with the Department of Human Resources has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of deceiving the public.

We first told you about Angel Gieske in February, after a mother contacted us when she lost custody of her children under Gieske’s recommendation.

“Almost all my rights have been removed. I see my children every other Sunday for three hours,” said Tina Berryman.

The fight over custody played out in a Colbert County courtroom in 2012.

Angel Gieske took the stand as an expert witness in behavioral therapy and analysis.

With a little digging we found out the woman who claimed to be doctor Gieske with a license in counseling was no doctor. Up until last fall, Gieske was an approved Medicaid vendor to work with DHR custody cases in 6 counties.

She collected more than $864,000 in Medicaid funds, and cashed in the most money and had the most cases in Lauderdale and Colbert Counties.


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