BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced
two more arrests made by his national award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control
“In order to bring welfare fraudsters to justice, our
MFCU often relies on the public’s help in exposing the crimes,” said General
Landry. “So we once again encourage anyone who may know of people using the
Medicaid program to illegally take money, services, or drugs to report it to
Margo Malone, 44 of Bossier
City, was arrested on five counts of
Medicaid Fraud for allegedly claiming to provide $19,089.58 of services to
clients to whom she did not render services.
Cecilia Cheatteam, 36 of
Harvey, was arrested on four counts of
Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting timesheets and service logs for
overlapping services on two clients – amounting to $10,425.06 paid by the
Medicaid program for services not rendered.
Following investigations by General Landry’s Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, both women were arrested and booked into the East Baton
Rouge Parish Prison.
To report Medicaid welfare fraud and/or neglect in
residential care facilities – please call General Landry's Medicaid Fraud
Hotline at 888-799-6885 or visit www.AGJeffLandry.com.