Bexar County detention officer charged with Medicaid fraud

Adelaida Adams, 38, was hired as Bexar County deputy in September 2003.

SAN ANTONIO - Authorities arrested a Bexar County detention officer Thursday for allegedly committing Medicaid fraud.

Adelaida Adams, 38, was arrested at the detention center where she worked. She faces one count of medicaid fraud and one count of felony theft (SNAP benefits).

Over the course of three years Adams knowingly failed to disclose information that allowed her to receive a payment under the Medicaid program according to an arrest affidavit. The benefits had an estimate value between $20,000 and $100,000. Adams is also accused of stealing as many as $20,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Adams was hired as a Bexar County deputy in September 2003. She has a $15,000 bond according to the Bexar County Central Magistrate.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is working with the District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Health & Human Services in the investigation. Internal Affairs is conducting a separate investigation into the case.

In the meantime, officials placed Adams on administrative leave while the investigation continues.

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