TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Janese Jiles, 29, for allegedly defrauding the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $11,000. According to the investigation, Jiles submitted fraudulent claims for services never rendered while employed by Positive Behavior Supports Corporation, a Medicaid provider.
Jiles is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a second-degree felony and one count of grand theft, a third-degree felony. If convicted, Jiles faces up to 20 years in prison and more than $55,000 in fines and restitution. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution is prosecuting the case.
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 Jan. 2011 to Aug. 2014, Attorney General Bondi’s MFCU has obtained more than $460 million in settlements and judgments. Additionally, the MFCU investigates allegations of patient abuse, neglect, and exploitation in facilities receiving payments under the Medicaid program.