Rutledge Announces Arrest of Lake Village Woman for Medicaid Fraud
September 22, 2017
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Chicot County woman.
Eva Sykes, 61, of Lake Village, was arrested by agents with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and transported to the Pulaski County Jail. She is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class B felony. She is accused of fraudulently retaining Medicaid payments for services not rendered, totaling $47,596.40 in February 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.