State News
2:00 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Mother-Daughter CEOs Could Face Up To 30 Years In Prison For Medicaid Fraud

Two top executives in a nursing home management company could be facing a first degree felony charge for committing Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office arrested the two CEOs for misusing Medicaid money to cover company expenses.

Both Maxcine Darville and Joanne Carter worked for the Council on Aging of Florida as the CEO and Assistant CEO. John Lucas, spokesman for the Attorney General’s office, says his office and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office arrested both mother and daughter and charged them with defrauding Medicaid.

“They’re accused of over a six-year period from January 2006 to March of 2012 of misusing over $2.75 million in Medicaid funds. They were spending this money for excessive salaries, personal expenses—everything from mortgage payments to internet service, utility bills, even personal cell phone bills.”

If both Darville and Carter are convicted, they could face up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Both women are currently out on bond and deny the allegations. 

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