|April 24, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marion County resident Jennifer Sewell for allegedly making $60,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims. Sewell was formerly employed by Hanna House of Care.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated allegations that Sewell was falsifying billing logs and failing to provide the services she was paid to provide. Sewell, who worked as both the primary Medicaid biller and a care provider for Hanna House of Care, was assigned to provide in-home care to three disabled adults. The investigation revealed that Sewell allegedly regularly failed to provide proper care services, falsified billing logs, and billed her employer for services she did not provide.
“Medicaid fraud essentially wastes taxpayer dollars and undermines the integrity of the Medicaid program,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “Thanks to the hard work by my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, this case involving $60,000 in Medicaid fraud will now be prosecuted.”
The State Attorney’s Office in Marion County will prosecute Sewell.