A woman from Marion County pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud for billing the state's Medicaid program for services that she did not provide.   Amanda Coker, 36, of Yellville received five years of probation and an order to pay a fine of more than $10,000 and make restitution of more than $3,400.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced the guilty plea on Friday.  He says Coker fraudulently sought Medicaid reimbursement for personal-care services that she claimed to have provided to a Medicaid beneficiary in mid-2011.
Coker's former housemate told an investigator with the Attorney General's Office that Coker could not have rendered the services since she did not have a means of transportation at that time.