Rutledge Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrest of Pulaski County Woman
September 18, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Pulaski County woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Karen D. Johnson, 56, of Little Rock was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. Johnson was booked into the Pulaski County Jail where she is being held on a $2,500 bond. She is accused of falsifying medical authorizations supporting more than $17,000 in Medicaid payments for medical equipment that was not needed, a Class B felony.
Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled.