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Rutledge announces Medicaid fraud arrests of two Crittenden County women

Arkansas Attorney General’s Office LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Marion woman and a West Memphis woman by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Pamela Pollard, 36, of Marion, was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. She is accused of billing for services not rendered from May to July 2014, totaling at least $1,407.84, a Class C felony. Pollard is currently being held in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility on a $2,500 bond.

The Marion Police Department assisted in the arrest.

Lacasha Perry, 38, of West Memphis, was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. She is accused of billing for services not rendered in July 2015, totaling at least $972, a Class C felony. Perry turned herself in to the Crittenden County Detention Center.

The Attorney General’s office conducted the investigation in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorney of the Second Judicial District, Scott Ellington, and the Prosecuting Attorney of the Sixth Judicial District, Larry Jegley.

Medicaid fraud occurs when Medicaid providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline, (866) 810-0016, or report it on ArkansasAG.gov.

Leslie Carol Rutledge is the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. Elected on Nov. 4, 2014, she is the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history to be elected to the office.

From Judd Deere

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