|January 8, 2014
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that her office arrested a Naples woman on charges of Medicaid fraud and grand theft for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid program out of more than $60,000. Barbara Hilliard Brown was arrested today on a felony warrant by investigators from the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities referred the case to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Brown is charged with one count of Medicaid Fraud, a first-degree felony, and she is charged with two counts of grand theft, both second-degree felonies. If convicted, she faces up to 60 years in prison and more than $300,000 in fines. The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution.