Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
November 21, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
2017 Fraud Fighter Achievement Award Winner
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi congratulates Chris M. Presley for winning the Agency for Health Care Administration’s 2017 Fraud Fighter Achievement Award. Presley, a Law Enforcement Investigator with Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, uncovered an orchestrated Medicaid fraud scheme that billed AHCA nearly $300,000 for services never rendered. The investigation led to the prosecution of Gregory Campbell and his co-defendants, resulting in an order of $460,000 in restitution and a 30-month prison sentence.
AHCA’s Office of Medicaid Program Integrity referred the case to Attorney General Bondi’s MFCU after discovering an overpayment of less than $6,000 to a provider whose business had been closed for years. During the MFCU investigation, Presley discovered Campbell billed AHCA using a false name. Presley confirmed the identity theft with the Internal Revenue Service, leading to the charges levied against Campbell and his co-conspirators.
The Fraud Fighter Achievement Award recognizes an individual, team or entity whose efforts stop fraud strengthens integrity in health care while supporting AHCA’s mission of providing better health care for all Floridians. Attorney General Bondi congratulates Presley and thanks him for his continued servicing fighting fraud and protecting Floridians.
For more information about the award, click here.