Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Indictment of Floyd County Clinic Owner for Fraud and Theft
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit announce the indictment of a Floyd County clinic owner, Debra Lafferty Holiday of Prestonsburg Ky., on felony charges of Medicaid fraud and theft.
Ms. Holiday, 50, owns and operates All Family Health Care in Prestonsburg, KY, which includes services to Medicaid patients. According to the indictment, from September 11, 2008 through November 12, 2012, Holiday engaged in various frauds and actions which caused fraudulent claims to be submitted to Medicaid. She was indicted by a Floyd County grand jury yesterday on three counts of Kentucky Medical Assistance Program Fraud over $300, a Class D Felony, and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000, a Class C Felony.
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Holiday’s arraignment is scheduled for August 27, 2015 in Floyd Circuit Court. If convicted, Ms. Holiday faces a potential sentence of one to five years on each count of fraud, and 5-10 years for the theft count.
This case was investigated and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit. The Cabinet For Health and Family Services Office of Inspector General also aided in the investigation.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Since Attorney General Conway took office in January 2008, his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has recovered or been awarded more than $300 million dollars for the state and federal Medicaid programs. These cases range from lawsuits and settlements against pharmaceutical companies to cases against individual providers.
In 2012, General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud Unit was named one of the most aggressive in the country by the nonprofit watchdog group Public Citizen.
The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid fraud is 1-877-228-7384.