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    Rutledge Announces Arrest of Clinton Woman for Stealing Opioids


    August 2, 2018

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

    Bambi Lee Clauer, 37, of Clinton, was arrested by agents with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and transported to the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department. She is charged with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a Class D felony. She is accused of stealing hydrocodone pills while working at a Heber Springs nursing and rehabilitation facility in November 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 oag@arkansasag.gov.

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