LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of former Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) employee Michelle Davis for Medicaid fraud related charges. This action comes after four previous PFH employees were arrested and charged with unrelated crimes.
“Davis is the fifth employee my office has investigated and arrested at Preferred Family Healthcare,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “This culture of corruption is unacceptable and I will root out those who take advantage of taxpayers and hurt our healthcare system.”
Michelle Davis, 59, of Texarkana, has been charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud, Class C felonies, for making false statements and receiving funding for services not provided from November 20, 2015, to March 21, 2018, totaling $4,258.80. Davis was a licensed professional counselor at PFH.
The Attorney General’s office was assisted in this investigation by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and will prosecute Davis in cooperation with 6th Judicial Prosecutor Larry Jegley.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.