|August 31, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office today arrested a former Florida caregiver for involvement in a fraudulent billing scheme targeting Florida’s Medicaid program.
According to the MFCU investigation, Janet E. Williams, 51, allegedly submitted fraudulent timesheets and progress reports while working as a caregiver at Angel 4 U Inc., causing fraudulent billings to the Medicaid program. In some instances, Williams submitted these documents for services on days a young client was out of town or when appointments were cancelled.
Williams also allegedly engaged in a scheme to defraud a client’s parent by convincing the parent to let Williams invest money on her behalf. Williams promised a larger return on the invested funds, yet the parent never received the alleged pay out.
Williams is charged with one count of Medicaid Fraud, grand theft, and organized fraud, all third-degree felonies. If convicted, Williams faces up to 15 years in prison plus fines and restitution. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office through an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit.