|May 20, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Levy County resident Carolyn Berryhill, 61, for Medicaid fraud. After receiving a complaint from the Agency for Health Care Administration, Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated Berryhill for aiding and abetting a scheme to bill Medicaid for more than $10,000 in services never provided, as well as taking cash payments in a criminal kickback scheme. The other individual allegedly involved in the kickback scheme is deceased.
Berryhill was arrested for two counts of Medicaid fraud, both third-degree felonies, and faces up to 10 years in prison and more than $65,000 in fines, if convicted. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit.