An accusation of potential Medicaid insurance fraud against Republican state Sen. Wesley Meredith dates back nearly 20 years, but documents dropped by his Democratic opponent, Billy Richardson, have stirred up what was a quiet election campaign in Cumberland County.
The documents include Medicaid ID cards from 1996 naming Meredith's son and his then-wife, Elizabeth, as recipients. One hospital record obtained by WRAL shows Medicaid covered the birth.
There is no signature, but it lists Wesley Meredith as the guarantor. At the time, tax records show Meredith, a landscaper, was making around $100,000 a year.