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Rutledge Announces Little Rock Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Theft


November 7, 2017

Says, ‘Wyatt took advantage of an important safety net’

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Little Rock woman for theft. Jene Wyatt pleaded guilty in Pulaski County District Court and has paid $1,438.56 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund. Wyatt will pay the same amount in fines to the General Fund of the State of Arkansas.

“Jene Wyatt took advantage of an important safety net for vulnerable Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Investigators and attorneys at the Attorney General’s office continue to work diligently to stop this type of fraud.”

Wyatt, 39, of Little Rock pleaded guilty to Theft by Deception, a Class A misdemeanor for billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services not rendered in November and December 2016.

This cases was referred to the MFCU by the Medicaid Inspector General and was prosecuted in cooperation with the Office of the 6th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley.

To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, complete the online form at ArkansasAG.gov, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or email oag@arkansasag.gov.

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