LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of eastern Arkansans for Medicaid fraud. Andrea Jefferson of Crittenden County pleaded guilty in Pulaski County District Court. She has been ordered to pay $470 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund and $1,407 in fines and court costs. William McMahon of Desha County pleaded guilty in Pulaski County District Court. He has been ordered to pay $374.85 in restitution to the Arkansas Medicaid Program Trust Fund and $1,124.55 in fines and court costs.
“Medicaid is an important safety net for some of the most vulnerable Arkansans,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Investigators and attorneys from the Attorney General’s office work tirelessly to investigate and prosecute those who commit Medicaid fraud. I will ensure that those people attempting to defraud Arkansans are held accountable.”
Jefferson, 26, of West Memphis and McMahon, 36, of Watson were both charged with Medicaid fraud, a Class A misdemeanor, for billing the Arkansas Medicaid Program for services that were not rendered.
Both cases were initiated by referrals from the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and were prosecuted in coordination with the 6th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley.
Source: Arkansas Attorney General