Says, ‘I am committed to ensuring that those people attempting to defraud Arkansans are held accountable’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of a Phillips County woman for Medicaid fraud. Jacqueline Young pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to three years probation and to pay nearly $1,400 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program and more than $4,000 in fines and court costs.
“Medicaid is a critical safety net for some of the most vulnerable Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Investigators and attorneys from the Attorney General’s office work tirelessly to investigate and prosecute those who commit Medicaid fraud. I am committed to ensuring that those people attempting to defraud Arkansans are held accountable.”
Young, 38, of Helena-West Helena pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony, for billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services not rendered from July to October 2015.
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 ArkansasAG.gov, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or email email@example.com.