LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Helena-West Helena man for Medicaid fraud.

Brandon Bobo, 30, of Helena-West Helena, is accused of making false claims seeking payment for services he never provided to a Medicaid recipient. The fraudulent claims were submitted between May 2018 and September 2018, totaling $4,428. Following an investigation by the Attorney General’s office, Bobo turned himself in to the Pulaski County District Court. He is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class C felony.

This case was referred to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit by the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.

“Falsifying documents is fraud,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “As Attorney General, I will continue to prosecute those stealing taxpayer money.”

Medicaid fraud occurs when 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, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at (866) 810-0016 or oag@arkansasag.gov.

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