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    Rutledge Announces Malvern Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

    July 6, 2017

    Says, ‘Wendy Beasley took advantage of the Medicaid system

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Hot Spring County woman for Medicaid fraud. Wendy Beasley pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to three years probation. She will pay $1,080 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program and a $3,240 fine and court costs in the criminal case.

    “Wendy Beasley took advantage of the Medicaid system,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “My staff of attorneys and investigators diligently work to investigate and prosecute people like Beasley, who is now required to pay the money back to the Arkansas Medicaid Program.”

    Beasley, 46, of Malvern pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony, for billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services not rendered from March to May 2016. The fraudulent bills include those submitted for work she claimed was done while she was incarcerated on other charges.

    The case was initiated by a referral from the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and was prosecuted in coordination with 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, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or email

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