Speech therapist stole thousands from Medicaid, authorities say
A licensed speech therapist from Orange County was arrested Friday after she was accused of committing Medicaid fraud and stealing several thousand dollars.
Tiffany Campbell filed false records so she could collect payment for services she never completed last summer, a statement from the Attorney General Pam Bondi's office said.
"Campbell's employer billed Medicaid for more than $8,000 in speech therapy services never rendered based on Campbell's fraudulent logs," the statement said.
Campbell was supposed to be helping young children between 3 and 13 years old. But according the parents of Campbell's patients, the speech therapist regularly canceled appointments and refused to work over the summer.
If convicted, Campbell could face up to five years in prison or up to $10,000 in fines.