Rutledge Announces Pulaski County Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
February 2, 2018
Says, ‘stopping this type of fraud continues to be a top priority’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Jacksonville woman for Medicaid fraud. Kethmany Anderson pleaded guilty in Pulaski County District Court and must pay $600 in fines to the General Fund of the State of Arkansas. She has already paid $447.12 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund.
“Kethmany Anderson scammed a vital program for vulnerable Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Attorneys and investigators at the Attorney General’s office continue to investigate these crimes and stopping this type of fraud continues to be a top priority.”
Anderson, 44, of Jacksonville pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class A misdemeanor for billing for services during the time that the Medicaid recipient was hospitalized in October 2015.
This case was referred to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Office of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.