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    Rutledge Announces Arrest of Benton Woman for Medicaid Fraud


    September 7, 2017

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Saline County woman.

    Lindsey Nevels, 33, of Benton, was arrested by the Saline County Sheriff’s office. Her bond was set at $10,000 and she was processed and released from the Saline County Jail. She is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class B felony for the misrepresentation of material facts that resulted in the Arkansas Medicaid Program incorrectly expending benefits totaling $12,165. In addition, Nevels is charged with one count of abuse of an endangered or impaired person, a Class B felony where she misappropriated $3,285.

    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 oag@arkansasag.gov.

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