Monday, August 18, 2014
Florida Woman Arrested for Financially Exploiting Elderly and Disabled Mother Using PoA
Rivera is facing one count of exploitation of an elderly person, a second degree felony, and one count of grand theft from a person aged 65 years or older, a third degree felony. If convicted, Rivera could face up to 20 years in prison and $15,000 in fines. Rivera’s case will be prosecuted by the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office.
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. From January 2011 to April 2014, Attorney General Bondi’s MFCU has obtained more than $450 million in settlements and judgment.
Hillsborough County Woman Arrested for Exploitation of an Elderly Person