|August 24, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today announced the arrests of a private duty nurse and her daughter for Medicaid provider fraud and grand theft in Bay County, Fla. Kimberly Mills, 49, while employed as a private duty nurse, allegedly stole more than $50,000 from her employer and submitted billing records of more than $100,000 for filing claims that are not reimbursable by Medicaid. According to the investigation, Kayla Moore, 28, Mills’ daughter, aided and abetted her mother in the fraudulent filings.
If convicted, Mills faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of more than $250,000. Moore faces up 25 years in prison. Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated the case and the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit will prosecute the case.
Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. Additionally, the MFCU investigates allegations of patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation in facilities receiving payments under the Medicaid program. From January 2011 to August 2015, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $495 million in settlements and judgments.