Another Medicaid Fraud Arrest


Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced the arrest of the owner and operator of Angel’s On Duty in Dumas.

Merissa Griffin, 40, of Sherwood, is accused of billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services obtained using non-authentic/photocopied signatures of her nurse, and by falsified timesheets, between August 1, 2017 and December 8, 2017, totaling $74,456.80. Following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, Griffin turned herself in at Pulaski County District Court. She is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class A felony.

“Griffin took advantage of a program intended to help Arkansas’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Griffin not only photo-shopped one of her employees’ signatures to ‘sign off’ on certain services, she also falsified employee timesheets to boost her payments and steal from the Arkansas Medicaid Program. As the Attorney General, I will prosecute those stealing taxpayer money resources.”    MORE

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