Not all crimes resulting in serious consequences are violent in nature. Readers may be interested to know that individuals found guilty of a federal white collar crime such as fraud could end up spending a good chunk of time in jail. This reality is likely not lost on a woman from Orange County who was recently charged with several white collar crimes including racketeering, Medicaid fraud and identity theft.
The woman allegedly took $3 million from the state of Florida. She reportedly accomplished this by charging the state's Medicaid program for services that her mental health business did not actually provide. Authorities believe she was able to do this by bribing Medicaid recipients with gift cards, for their recipient numbers. In exchange for the gift cards they would reportedly fill out applications for services they never received.