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Attorney General Jeff Landry Announces Medicaid Fraud Arrests
9/8/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested four people on charges of defrauding the Medicaid system.

“Despite devastating budget cuts to our office, my office and I remain committed to investigating and prosecuting those who defraud the Medicaid system,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “ It is unfortunate that there are individuals who attempt to defraud the Medicaid system, a system originally designed to help those in our state who need it most.”

Vickie Joseph, 53 of St. Martinville, was arrested on Medicaid Fraud. Joseph allegedly claimed to provide services to multiple Medicaid recipients on overlapping dates and times.

Joe Mitchell, 21 of Monroe, Sheila Mitchell, 45 of Monroe, and Jameshia Jenkins, 32 of Monroe, were arrested on Medicaid Fraud after allegedly submitting their time sheets and claiming services that were not provided.

All four were booked into 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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