|January 14, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Following an investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office arrested a Gainesville woman, Lakeisha Anne Roberson, on a felony warrant for Medicaid fraud and grand theft for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid program out of more than $12,000. The Florida Department of Children and Family Services referred the case to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Roberson is charged with one count of Medicaid Fraud, a second-degree felony, and one count of grand theft, a third-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison, fines and restitution. The case is being prosecuted by the State Attorney's Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida.