FL Attorney General arrests two executives for $2.75 million in Medicaid fraud

Medicaid Fraud BadgeFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has made two arrests. With the assistance of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, CEO Maxcine Darville and Assistant CEO Joanne Carter of the Council on Aging of Florida were arrested for using more than $2.75 million of Medicaid dollars for excessive salaries and personal expenses.

Bondi’s office released the following statement:

The Attorney General’s Office investigated the women for allegations that between January 2006 and March 2012 the two used Medicaid program payments to the Council on Aging of Florida to cover excessive salaries and personal expenses, such as mortgage payments, Internet service, utility bills, cell phone service, and personal long distance calls. The Council on Aging of Florida is a nursing home management company, and it is not affiliated with the Florida Council on Aging.

“We will not allow those who are entrusted with providing legitimate Medicaid services and accurately billing the program to exploit the system,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We will continue to protect taxpayers’ dollars by investigating and prosecuting those who commit Medicaid fraud.”

Darville and Carter are each charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, a first-degree felony. If convicted, Darville and Carter each face up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case.

 

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  • michael

    Hang them out to dry, with all this waste and corruption in everything going on, they did this, they should get the full thirty years and pay the fines while they pay to stay in prison also. But with all that money they have, they will walk because that's what happens to the tax payer.

  • Mary

    Shame, shame, shame. The audaciousness of people nowadays is appauling.BUT, they ARE just following their leader, aren't they ?

  • yvonne

    You know there are more out there..go get um..

  • seazen

    What??? Crooks and con-artists in Florida? No way! They are just pursuing their rights to make money. We don't need no stinkin' laws, government, or cops. Maybe they can shift into pain killers or invent a new phony mortgage derivative.

  • Taddle

    That's nothing compared to what Gov. Scott stole.

  • Donald Veasey

    You must be referring to President Obama? I would venture to say that these two are staunch opponents of the President and the Affordable Healthcare Act while bilking money from taxpayers.

  • http://captdax.deviantart.com/ Capt-Dax

    Whay!, to F#cking GO!..Pam!..

  • Tricia

    What about getting them to repay the 2.75 million they stole. Seize all their assets and sell it to cover the debt they owe. Then prosecute to the fullest. $10,000. in fines does nothing to deter people and is like pennies to the fraud they committed. We need stronger fines and closer watch on this and other government programs.

  • MaeBelle Barger

    Way to get them Pam…..Now get the rest of the Frauds out there….they are everywhere…especially in some Hospitals!!!!

  • patrick francese

    obomas scum