|April 17, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Hillsborough County resident Esther Stirewalt for Medicaid fraud. According to the MFCU’s investigation, Stirewalt allegedly received more than $8,000 for personal care services provided to a disabled adult, which were actually never provided. Stirewalt was employed by Tampa Bay Patient Services.
Stirewalt is charged with one count of Medicaid Fraud, a third degree felony, and could face up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.