Rutledge Announces Arrest of Little Rock Woman for Medicaid Fraud
August 9, 2017
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Pulaski County woman.
Shavita Wilson, 46, of Little Rock, surrendered herself in Pulaski County District Court on three outstanding warrants. Her bond was set at $3,000.00 and she was processed and released from the Pulaski County Detention Facility. She is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class B felony for making false statements of facts in applications for Arkansas Medicaid Program benefits totaling $14,899.98; one count of Medicaid fraud, a class C felony for making false statements of facts in applications for Arkansas Medicaid Program benefits totaling $433.98; and one count of failing to maintain Medicaid records, a class D felony, all between June 2016 and April 2017.
Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.