|August 25, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Eboni Roshondra Montgomery Henderson for exploiting a disabled Leon County resident. According to the MFCU investigation, Henderson, 33, used the victim’s Social Security and retirement funds for personal gain rather than the victim’s nursing care. Henderson allegedly deposited the victim’s funds directly into the defendant’s bank account monthly and purchased a van with that money.
Henderson faces one count of exploitation of a disabled adult, a third-degree felony. If convicted, Henderson faces up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fine. The Attorney General’s Office will prosecute this case through an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office for the Second Judicial Circuit.
The Florida Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 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 $700 million in settlements and judgments. In 2017, the MFCU was awarded the Inspector General's Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste and Abuse. This award is presented annually to the nation’s top MFCU by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.