YELLVILLE, Ark. – A woman from Yellville is convicted of Medicaid Fraud after billing for services she did not provide.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, 36-year-old Amanda Coker pleads guilty to one count of Class B felony Medical Fraud in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Special Circuit Court Judge John Plegge sentenced Coker to five years’ probation and a fine of over 10-thousand dollars. She also is sentenced to pay restitution of nearly 3 – thousand- 500 dollars.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found Coker billing the state’s Medicaid program for personal-care services she did not provide in 2011. She reportedly billed the program for over two months, even though she worked as an attendant to a Medicaid beneficiary for a few days.