Two Arkansas women arrested for Medicaid Fraud



     28-year-old Jamie Anderson, of Jonesboro, was arrested by the Craighead County Sheriff’s office and held at the Pulaski County Detention Facility on no bond. She is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony. She is accused of billing for services not rendered, totaling over $535 from September 2015 to March 2016. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received assistance from Craighead County Prosecutor Scott Ellington on this case.

     45-year-old Wendy Beasley, of Malvern, was arrested by the Malvern Police Department on a $2,500 bond and held by the department on unrelated charges. She is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony. She is accused of billing for services not rendered, totaling more than $1,000 from March to May. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s office by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit received assistance from Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley on this case.

     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 go to arkansasag.gov.




   

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