3 in Levy County accused of Medicaid fraud
Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.
Three Levy County residents have been arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department and charged with Medicaid fraud following an investigation by the state Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Laurie Meeks and Stephanie Tindall are accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid for nearly $80,000 for services never rendered and Barbara Gamble is accused of fraudulently billing Medicaid for more than $3,500 for services never rendered, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
The State Attorney’s Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit will prosecute the cases. If convicted, Meeks faces up to 35 years in prison, Tindall faces up to 20 years in prison, and Gamble faces up to five years in prison. Each also faces fines and restitution.