State Scams System Makes Arrest in Lake Village

Eva Sykes, 61, of Lake Village, was detained Friday by representatives with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud hotline Control Unit and transferred to the Pulaski County Jail.

Sykes is director of the Chicot County Early Childhood.

She is charged with one count of Medicaid scams, a Class B felony. She is implicated of fraudulently keeping Medicaid payments for services not rendered, amounting to $47,596.40 in February 2015.