Judge sentences Izard County woman to Medicaid fraud

Published: Jun. 5, 2017 at 8:19 PM CDT
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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of an Izard County woman for marrying a patient she was caring for, which would make her ineligible to be paid by the Medicaid program, and continuing to provide care.

Anna Moore pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to five years probation and to pay $5,232 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund, $500 in fines and court costs.

“Medicaid is an important program for some of the most vulnerable Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Investigators and attorneys in the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit work each day to investigate and prosecute individuals, like Moore, who defraud the system. This woman took advantage of the system, and I will continue to investigate individuals attempting to defraud Arkansas taxpayers to ensure they are held accountable.”

Moore, 60, of Melbourne, pleaded guilty to a form of Medicaid fraud involving theft of property by deception, a Class C felony. She was caring for Clifton Davis, who pleaded guilty to the same charges in April.

This 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 oag@arkansasag.gov.