A Yellville woman pleaded guilty Thursday to billing the state’s Medicaid program for services she didn’t provide, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in a statement.
Amanda Coker, 36, was convicted on one count of Medicaid fraud, a class B felony, in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
Judge John Plegge sentenced Coker to five years of probation and ordered her to pay $10,357.95 in fines and $3,452.65 in restitution.
Coker was an attendant to a Medicaid beneficiary for a few days in 2011, but she billed the Medicaid program for a period of two months, the news release states.
Her former housemate told officials that Coker couldn’t have rendered the services because she didn't have a means of transportation at that time.
Coker was arrested in 2013 after she was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.