Rutledge Announces Arrest of Licensed Professional Counselor for Medicaid Fraud
July 23, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of Al Greggory Dodds, LPC, of Camden, by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on one charge of Medicaid Fraud, a Class B felony. Dodds, 55, was arrested in Little Rock.
On July 21, 2015, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit served a search warrant on Dodds’ office in Camden, and he admitted to purposely billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program in a fraudulent manner for the last six months and estimated his own fraudulent billings to be between $70,000 and $80,000.
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) are working together to audit the past three years of Dodds’ billings, and initial reviews indicate the amount of the fraud will well exceed Dodds’ estimates.
On June 30, 2015, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received a referral from the OMIG regarding an allegation that Dodds fraudulently double-billed the Arkansas Medicaid Program. An OMIG audit found Dodds overbilled Medicaid $8,133.77 for January 2015.
Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled.