Four Arrested in Medicaid Fraud Scheme that Exploited the Homeless
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the arrests of four individuals for allegedly recruiting the homeless to bilk Medicaid out of at least $215,000. According to the investigation, Christina Benson, owner of Tranquility Healthcare Solutions in Orlando, billed Medicaid for services for homeless men and women who were recruited by her associates to pose as patients. Tranquility Healthcare Solutions allegedly billed Medicaid for services not provided and services not warranted. The company also allegedly used personnel who were not trained, including some who had criminal arrest records.
- Date:March 20, 2015
- Agency:Florida Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies