CRAIGHEAD COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MEDICAID FRAUD

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January 27, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that a Craighead County health-care worker has been arrested for Medicaid fraud as part of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Amanda Fielder, 28, of Bono was arrested last week on one count of Medicaid Fraud, a Class C felony. She is accused of billing the state’s Medicaid program for services she did not provide. She was released from the Craighead County Detention Center on her own recognizance.

Fielder is accused of making fraudulent claims to Medicaid in the amount of $2,216.16. She is alleged to have lied about providing attendant-care services to a Medicaid beneficiary in Jonesboro during the time period from Aug. 29, 2013, to Oct. 5, 2013. According to investigators, Fielder lived in a town 52 miles away from Jonesboro and had no transportation during the time she was alleged to have been assisting the Medicaid beneficiary.

Charges are merely accusations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

To report instances of Medicaid fraud or abuse and neglect in nursing homes, call the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit hotline at (866) 810-0016.

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