Medicaid Provider in Gadsden County Arrested for Fraud

Aretha Derrico
Posted at 4:18 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 16:18:00-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Gadsden County woman has been arrested for two counts of medicaid provider fraud.

The Florida Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested Aretha Derrico, who is the owner of a home community based services company called heavenly choices in Gadsden County.

Court documents show Derrico allegedly stole more than $57,000 from the Florida Medicaid Program.

She was taken to the county jail on bail for $10,000.

If convicted, Derrico faces up to 35 years in prison.