Even if it is only a few days after her re-election, Attorney General Pam Bondi, is hard at work. Her Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) arrested Escambia County assisted living facility administrator, 43-year-old Adrienne Taylor. She was arrested for allegedly tampering with or harassing a witness, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. One thing is for certain, I would not want Ms. Taylor taking care of my grandparents.
As per the investigation she withheld evidence, created false reports and had other give false statements during an investigation of her employer, Kipling Manor. If charged she could face 31 years in prison and fines. Taylor was also arrested in July, along with Belie Brock Williams, for allegedly refusing psychological nursing caregivers access into the Kipling Manor facility to assist residents. This resulted in residents having no care for as long as three weeks. Investigators received information regarding the abuse and neglect from the Northwest Florida Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates alleged fraud and prosecutes those who intentionally defraud the state’s Medicaid program by using fraudulent billing practices. They also investigate allegations of patient abuse, neglect and exploitation. Since January 2011, Attorney General Biondi’s MFCU has obtained more than $460 million dollars in settlements and judgments. Her efforts have saved taxpayers a lot of money.