Health Care Fraud

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A Faulkner County woman has been convicted and sentenced for Medicaid fraud.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says 49-year old Georgia Broady, of Conway, was accused of billing more than $3,500 for services not rendered in 2015.

Rutledge says  she pleaded guilty in Pulaski County court and was sentenced to three years of probation. She will have to pay $600 in fines and court costs and already has paid over $3,548.93 in restitution.

Meanwhile, Pearlie Bailey, 63, of Hollandale, Mississippi turned herself in to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of health care fraud, Class B felonies, and one count of Failure to Maintain Medicaid records, Class D felony. She appeared in Pulaski County District Court and was released on a $2,500 bond.

Charline Brandon, 61, of Cleveland, Mississippi turned herself in to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office on one count of health care fraud, Class B felony, one count of Medicaid fraud, Class B felony and one count of Engaging in a Continuing Criminal gang, or enterprise, Class Y felony. She appeared in Pulaski County District Court and was released on a $25,000 bond.

Debra Stewart, 59, of Helena was arrested on June 15 on two counts of health care fraud, Class B felonies, along with one count of Medicaid fraud, Class C felony, and one count Medicaid fraud, Class A misdemeanor.   MORE

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