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Medicaid fraud arrest


LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following statement announcing the arrest of Kaylee Slaughter, 25, of Lepanto on one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class B Felony:
“Committing Medicaid fraud is an egregious affront to the hardworking taxpayers, but using a minor client as a vehicle to bilk Arkansans for thousands of dollars is despicable. I thank Special Agent Blake Hudson in my office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for his diligence to bring about this arrest. I am also grateful to the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office for its assistance in bringing her to Pulaski County to be arraigned, and to Pulaski County Prosecutor Will Jones’s office for appointing a member of my team to serve as a special prosecutor in this case.”

Slaughter was arrested on June 5 in Poinsett County. She was employed as a personal care aid for AllHeart Senior Care in Paragould and was assigned to care for a child and the child’s mother. Slaughter is alleged to have billed approximately 464 hours of services that she did not provide, including during times when the child was in the hospital or out of state. The total loss to the Medicaid program was $9,502.72.
Slaughter was arraigned on June 6 and released on a recognizance bond. Assistant Attorney General Gabby Davis-Jones will prosecute the case as a Special Deputy Prosecutor in the Sixth Judicial District Circuit Court.