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Attorney General Jeff Landry Arrests Six On Medicaid Fraud Charges
7/15/2016

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

“My office is dedicated to investigating, arresting, and prosecuting those who attempt to defraud programs intended to help the people of Louisiana,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “We are committed to rooting out this problem plaguing our state.”

Deborah Thomas, 47 of Baton Rouge, was arrested for Medicaid Fraud and Filing or Maintaining False Public Records. Thomas allegedly provided Home Based services to a Medicaid recipient who was working at the time the services were allegedly taking place.

Malcolm Jones, 57 of Killona, was arrested for Medicaid Fraud. Jones allegedly provided Home Based services to a recipient who was in another state, therefore not available to receive any services.

Trina West, 46 of New Orleans, was arrested for Medicaid Fraud. West allegedly provided Home Based services to multiple Medicaid recipients, in different places, at the same time.

Denise Reynolds, 44 of Monroe, was arrested for Medicaid Fraud and Filing or Maintaining False Public Record. Reynolds allegedly provided Home Based services to multiple Medicaid recipients, in different places, at the same time.

Andrea Johnson, 35 of Lake Charles, was arrested for Medicaid Fraud. Johnson allegedly provided Home Based services to multiple Medicaid recipients, in different places, at the same time.

Tevin Miller, 25 of Alexandria, was arrested on the charge of Cruelty to Persons with Infirmities. Miller allegedly struck an individual diagnosed with an intellectual disability several times with a closed fist and slammed him against a wall.

Thomas, Jones, West, Reynolds, and Johnson were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Miller was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

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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