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Attorney General Jeff Landry Makes Four Medicaid Fraud Arrests
11/7/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry announced today that Djuana Richard, Joseph Richardson, Kishawn Holmes, and Lynette Dowell have been arrested by his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

“Medicaid fraud robs much-needed services from our State’s vulnerable,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “Our award-winning fraud detection and prevention unit will continue working hard to uncover, investigate, and arrest criminals who defraud Medicaid."

Richard, 51 of Independence, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly working at a patient care facility while simultaneously claiming to be providing in-home care to another Medicaid recipient.

Richardson, 45 of New Orleans, was arrested on two Counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly causing the presentation, for payment, of false or fraudulent claims for providing medical services.

Holmes, 45 of New Orleans, was arrested on two Counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs that indicated that she provided services to a Medicaid recipient during a time period where no services were provided.

Dowell, 45 of New Orleans, was arrested on two Counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly causing the presentation, for payment, of false or fraudulent claims for providing medical services.

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 call Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or visit www.AGJeffLandry.com.

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