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Play Big Therapy manager arrested for Medicaid fraud

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Staff Writer | September 1, 2016
Pam Bondi
Florida   Jones faces up to 20 years in prison

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the arrest of the supervisor of targeted case management services at Play Big Therapy for allegedly defrauding the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $12,000.

According to the MFCU investigation, while supervising and billing targeted case management services at Play Big Therapy, Kim Jones also held full time employment at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

The MFCU investigation revealed that Jones allegedly did not provide many of the services billed to Florida Medicaid.

Further, analysis of Jones’s DHSMV computer and time card submissions revealed that on numerous occasions, Jones left DHSMV after only a few hours of work but submitted time cards as if working all day. Jones’ Play Big Therapy service logs corroborated this activity.

Jones faces one count of Medicaid fraud, a second-degree felony, and one count of official misconduct, a third-degree felony.

If convicted, Jones faces up to 20 years in prison and more than $78,000 in fines and restitution. The State Attorney’s Office for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida is prosecuting the case. The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigation is ongoing and further arrests are anticipated.

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