|May 10, 2016
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Miami-Dade Police Department arrested a woman for abuse of a disabled adult.
Kedisha Wilson, 32, is a former employee of Sunrise Community, Inc., an intermediate care facility for developmentally disabled adults. According to the investigation, Wilson grabbed a patient, in a wheelchair at the time, by the head and neck area and smashed the patient’s head against a van window.
Wilson faces one count of abuse of an elderly or disabled adult, a third-degree felony. If convicted, Wilson faces up to five years in prison. The State Attorney’s Office for the 11th Judicial Circuit is prosecuting the case.
The Attorney General's MFCU investigates allegations of patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation in facilities receiving payments under the Medicaid program. Additionally, the MFCU investigates and prosecutes providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. From Jan. 2011 to the present, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $500 million in settlements and judgments.