|February 7, 2014
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have arrested an Orange County woman for Medicaid fraud. Tiffany Campbell, a licensed speech therapist, allegedly used falsified records to collect payment for services never rendered during the summer of 2013. According to the investigation, Campbell’s employer billed Medicaid for more than $8,000 in speech therapy services never rendered based on Campbell’s fraudulent logs.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit interviewed parents of children assigned to receive speech therapy from Campbell. The parents stated that Campbell regularly cancelled appointments and did not provide any services during the summer or holidays, depriving children between 3 and 13 years old of needed speech therapy.
Authorities arrested and charged Campbell with one count of Medicaid Fraud, a third-degree felony. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.