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Ky Attorney General Cameron Announces Guilty Plea of Florida Woman for Exploitation of an Adult

This occured over a year period

                                     

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2023) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced today that action taken by his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control resulted in a guilty plea of Rachel Jiminez, 34, of Jacksonville, Florida for exploitation of an adult.

On April 19, 2023, Jiminez pleaded guilty to one count of Wantonly Exploiting an Adult for more than $300 (Class D Felony). According to the plea documents, between May 31, 2017, and July 8, 2018, Jiminez used over $13,000 of her father’s Social Security benefits for personal gain.

Under the plea, Jiminez’s sentencing was diverted for a period of five years. She was also ordered to pay restitution to the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program in the amount of $13,512.

The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control, and Assistant Attorneys General Michael E. Brophy and Emily Campbell prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.

To file a Medicaid fraud or abuse complaint, visit ag.ky.gov/MedicaidFraud or call the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Hotline at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $6,333,333 for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $1,583,333 for FY 2023, is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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