Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release

January 20, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Six Arrested in Leon County for More Than $170,000 in Medicaid Fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with the assistance from the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, arrested six former Targeted Case Managers of DS Connections, Inc. for more than $170,000 in Medicaid fraud. DS Connections is a targeted case management company headquartered in Winter Park, Fla. with offices in Clermont and Tallahassee.

According to the investigation, the defendants did not meet required minimum criteria for providing targeted case management services to persons. Additionally, the defendants allegedly caused false claims to be submitted to Florida Medicaid in various ways including, but not limited to, improperly billing for mileage, multiplying one trip by the number of recipients at an address, and billing for services of individuals that never required targeted case management services.

The following defendants have been arrested:

The investigation is ongoing and the State Attorney’s Office for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida will prosecute the case.