|December 19, 2013
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that her office has arrested Lana Goldfinger for alleged Medicaid fraud. According to an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Goldfinger allegedly conspired to commit Medicaid fraud by submitting false invoices from Pines Nursing Home totaling more than $395,000. Investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit acted on a referral from the Agency for Health Care Administration.
“This arrest is the result of a strong partnership between my office and the Agency for Health Care Administration,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We will continue our collaborative efforts to protect Florida’s taxpayers by stopping Medicaid fraud.”
Goldfinger was arrested for one count of grand theft, a first-degree felony, and one count of conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud, a second-degree felony. If convicted, she faces up to 45 years in prison and more than $1.9 million in fines. The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.