Arkansas AG Says Woman Arrested For Medicaid Fraud

Aug 1, 2013

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a Little Rock health care provider has been arrested for felony Medicaid fraud.

McDaniel says 21-year-old Tequila Fitzgerald turned herself in to Pulaski County authorities Thursday morning after the Attorney General's Office issued a warrant for her arrest.  Bond was set at $2,000.

Fitzgerald is accused of billing the Arkansas Medicaid program for attendant-care services that she did not render. She allegedly falsely billed Medicaid for $17,340.

Fitzgerald worked as a personal-care attendant for a Medicaid beneficiary in Pine Bluff. She was responsible for submitting her own claims for payment to the state's Medicaid program.

Investigators reviewed documents and determined Fitzgerald allegedly made false claims from August 2012 through April.

Court records did not indicate whether Fitzgerald has an attorney.