Rutledge Announces Arrest of Chicot County Woman for Medicaid Fraud
July 1, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of Tabitha Woods of Dermott by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on one charge of Medicaid Fraud, a Class B felony.
Woods, 43, was arrested in Dermott. She is accused of billing Medicaid for providing services for her mother while she was clocked in and working as a contract employee at the Arkansas Department of Correction Delta Regional Unit. Woods also billed Medicaid while her mother was admitted to a long-term care facility. Woods was transported to the Pulaski County Jail where bond was set at $250,000.
Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. Woods is awaiting trial.