Former Troy counselor indicted on Medicaid fraud

Published 11:32 pm Monday, August 27, 2018

A woman who once ran a counseling service in Troy has been indicted on charges of theft and Medicaid fraud for allegedly reporting nonexistent consultations with at-risk youth.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Monday the arrest of Yvonne Bradford-Porterfield, 61, on charges that she defrauded the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Bradford-Porterfield  surrendered Monday morning at the Montgomery County Detention Facility and was released on a $10,000 bond.

It is alleged that, while Bradford-Porterfield owned Because We Care Counseling Service in Troy, she submitted claims to the Medicaid Agency for counseling sessions for at-risk youth that never occurred, receiving over $11,000 in improper pay

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