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Attorney general cracking down on medicaid fraud

By Regan McCarthy


Tallahassee, FL – A Florida man charged with Medicaid fraud is in custody. Regan McCarthy reports the man collected more than 229-thousand dollars from illegitimate claims.

Authorities apprehended Gregory Campbell in the Miami area after an investigation of state records found evidence Campbell, working as a billing agent for two care facilities, had filed overlapping claims in both facilities for the same individuals. A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office, Jennifer Krell Davis, says a state division is dedicated to investigating Medicaid scammers.

"They take money basically from Floridians every year in large amounts and we want to make sure that the Medicaid program is getting funds to the people that need it."

Davis says the dollar amount unlawfully collected in this case is higher than average for one individual. Campbell faces up to 120 years in prison.