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    Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of a Phillips County Woman


    May 18, 2016

    HELENA-WEST HELENA – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Phillips County woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

    Jacqueline Young, 36, turned herself in to the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office on one count of Medicaid fraud. She is accused of billing for services not rendered from July to October 2015, totaling at least $1,364.86, a Class C felony. Young was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Pulaski County District Court in June.

    This case was referred to the Attorney General’s office by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. The Pulaski and Phillips County Sheriffs’ Offices assisted in serving the warrant.

    Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid 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 oag@arkansasag.gov.

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