Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
August 11, 2016
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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Convicted Felon Arrested for More Than $50,000 in Medicaid Fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Orlando Police Department today arrested a convicted felon for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid program out of at least $51,000. In 2012, Orange County resident Tammy Scarborough, 47, was convicted of racketeering. While serving probation for the crime, Scarborough began operating Hands on Central Florida, a Targeted Case Management Company. One condition of Scarborough’s probation prohibited working as a Medicaid provider or with any provider that bills the Medicaid program.

The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit began investigating Scarborough after receiving a complaint from a former employee of Hands on Central Florida. According to the investigation, Scarborough violated probation by billing Medicaid for services and HMO Claims.

Scarborough faces two counts of Medicaid provider fraud, a first-degree felony, and one count of scheme to defraud, a first-degree felony. If convicted, Scarborough faces up to 90 years in prison and $51,000 in fines and restitution. Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case.

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