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Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud investigation leads to arrest of Wilmington dentist

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010



Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud investigation leads to arrest of Wilmington dentist

Wilmington – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced the arrest of Wilmington pediatric
dentist Marieve O. Rodriguez on twenty counts of felony HealthCare Fraud. The charges stem from a
thirteen month investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit that was initiated
following a referral from the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services Medicaid Program
Integrity Unit and a tip received through the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline.

“When there is fraud and abuse in our state’s Medicaid program our office is dedicated to
taking the necessary civil and criminal action to recover the public’s money,” Attorney General Biden
stated.

Prosecutors charge Rodriguez with submitting numerous claims to the state Medicaid Program
for dental services on children that were never performed. Yesterday, members of the Attorney
General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with the assistance of the Delaware State Police High
Technology Crimes Unit and the Wilmington Police Department, took Rodriguez into custody as she
opened her practice, Gentle Care Family Dentistry, located at 1021 Gilpin Avenue in Wilmington.
Following her arrest, Rodriguez was arraigned at JP Court 20, where bond was set at $150,000
secured. She was ordered not to practice dentistry, treat any patients or write any prescriptions while
the charges are pending.

The Attorney General’s investigation is ongoing. Patient families who suspect fraudulent
billing by Dr. Rodriguez are urged to contact Special Investigator Patrick Corcoran at 302-577-8314.
Any Delawarean can report Medicaid Fraud by calling the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline
at (302) 577-5000. Anonymous tips are accepted.
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Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud investigation leads to arrest of Wilmington dentist

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2010



Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud investigation leads to arrest of Wilmington dentist

Wilmington – Today, Attorney General Beau Biden announced the arrest of Wilmington pediatric
dentist Marieve O. Rodriguez on twenty counts of felony HealthCare Fraud. The charges stem from a
thirteen month investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit that was initiated
following a referral from the Delaware Division of Health and Social Services Medicaid Program
Integrity Unit and a tip received through the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline.

“When there is fraud and abuse in our state’s Medicaid program our office is dedicated to
taking the necessary civil and criminal action to recover the public’s money,” Attorney General Biden
stated.

Prosecutors charge Rodriguez with submitting numerous claims to the state Medicaid Program
for dental services on children that were never performed. Yesterday, members of the Attorney
General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with the assistance of the Delaware State Police High
Technology Crimes Unit and the Wilmington Police Department, took Rodriguez into custody as she
opened her practice, Gentle Care Family Dentistry, located at 1021 Gilpin Avenue in Wilmington.
Following her arrest, Rodriguez was arraigned at JP Court 20, where bond was set at $150,000
secured. She was ordered not to practice dentistry, treat any patients or write any prescriptions while
the charges are pending.

The Attorney General’s investigation is ongoing. Patient families who suspect fraudulent
billing by Dr. Rodriguez are urged to contact Special Investigator Patrick Corcoran at 302-577-8314.
Any Delawarean can report Medicaid Fraud by calling the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline
at (302) 577-5000. Anonymous tips are accepted.
# # #

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