Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
May 20, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Bondi’s Office and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Levy County Resident for Medicaid Fraud and Kickback Scheme
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Levy County resident Carolyn Berryhill, 61, for Medicaid fraud. After receiving a complaint from the Agency for Health Care Administration, Attorney General Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated Berryhill for aiding and abetting a scheme to bill Medicaid for more than $10,000 in services never provided, as well as taking cash payments in a criminal kickback scheme. The other individual allegedly involved in the kickback scheme is deceased.
Berryhill was arrested for two counts of Medicaid fraud, both third-degree felonies, and faces up to 10 years in prison and more than $65,000 in fines, if convicted. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit.