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Jacksonville care provider arrested for medicaid fraud in excess of $11,000

Kimberly Byrd allegedly submitted billing claims for hours not worked, along with service logs that did not match the hours billed
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville self-employed care provider has been arrested for allegedly submitting more than $11,000 worth of fraudulent claims to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, including billing for hours not worked. 

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with the assistance of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, charged arrested Kimberly Greene Byrd with one count of Medicaid provider fraud.

AG Ashley Moody said, “This defendant, over the course of eight months, submitted false billing claims to the Medicaid program, causing a loss of thousands of taxpayer dollars. My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit will now ensure she faces the consequences of her crimes.”

According to the investigation, Byrd provided personal support services to Medicaid recipients who needed assistance with the activities of daily living. 

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KIMBERLY GREENE BYRD

Medicaid required Byrd to submit daily service logs to the program via the APD. 

Over the course of several months, Byrd allegedly submitted billing claims for hours not worked, along with service logs that did not match the hours billed or absent entirely, causing a loss to the Medicaid program of more than $11,000.

Byrd faces one count of Medicaid provider fraud, a second-degree felony. 

The Attorney General’s MFCU will prosecute the case through an agreement with the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit.

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