Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


September 4, 2013
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi's Office Arrests Hillsborough County Couple in Medicaid Fraud Scheme

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today arrested Everett Ashby, 69, and Catherine Ashby, 64, for Medicaid fraud. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated the two for allegedly billing the Medicaid program for $13,000 for services that were never provided. The Ashbys operated an adult family care home from their residence in Tampa.

Both defendants were arrested and charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud for submitting false claims to the Medicaid program reimbursement. The defendants each face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.