Could face up 25 years in prison
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 24, 2015) — Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit announced the indictment of a Floyd County clinic owner, Debra Lafferty Holiday of Prestonsburg on felony charges of Medicaid fraud and theft.
Holiday, 50, owns and operates All Family Health Care in Prestonsburg, which includes services to Medicaid patients.
According to the indictment, from Sept. 11, 2008 through Nov. 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 Thursday 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.
Holiday’s arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 27 in Floyd Circuit Court. If convicted, 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.