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Rutledge Announces Arrest of Helena-West Helena Man for Medicaid Fraud

November 3, 2017

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

Brett Aaron Ford, 34, of Helena-West Helena, was arrested by agents with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and transported to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. He is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony. He is accused of fraudulently retaining Medicaid payments for services not rendered, totaling $311.04 in August 2015.

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

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