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Attorney General Jeff Landry Arrests Two Women on Medicaid Fraud Charges
5/11/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that Myyahhnna Dawson and Erica Freeman have been arrested by his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in separate cases.

“Our office is committed to protecting our State’s resources and vigorously prosecuting the criminals who defraud Louisiana,” said General Landry. “Medicaid fraud steals taxpayer money and threatens care for our State’s vulnerable.”

Dawson, 39 of Houma, was arrested on eight counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly preparing falsified progress notes on several occasions indicating that she and other counselors had provided services to Medicaid recipients, which were in fact not performed.

Freeman, 38 of Bossier City, was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud after allegedly defrauding the Louisiana Medical Assistance Program by presenting false or fraudulent timesheets and service logs for payment to her employer. 

Both surrendered and were booked at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled. To report Medicaid fraud or abuse and neglect in residential care facilities, please contact Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or www.AGJeffLandry.com.

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