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Rutledge Announces Blytheville Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud


March 11, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Mississippi County woman for Medicaid fraud. Lenisha Daniels pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Daniels will serve three years probation and pay a fine of $3,391.92. She was also ordered to pay $1,130.64 in restitution and paid $780 prior to her guilty plea to the Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund.

“Medicaid fraud investigators and attorneys at the Attorney General’s office work diligently to stop individuals and organizations from scamming the system,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Patients dependent on the Medicaid system deserve safe and effective care, and I will ensure that those attempting to defraud Arkansans will be held accountable.”

Daniels, 32, of Blytheville pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony. Daniels billed the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services that were not rendered.

The case was prosecuted in coordination with the 6th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley.

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 oag@arkansasag.gov.

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