New Orleans Woman Arrested for Medicaid Fraud
BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the
arrest of a New Orleans woman for fraudulently billing the Medicaid welfare
Angelina Williams (60 of New Orleans) was arrested on four
counts of Medicaid fraud, one count of forgery, and one count of filing or
maintain false public records by intentionally causing a Louisiana Medicaid
provider to pay fraudulent Medicaid claims.
Williams, who is not a licensed mental health provider,
is alleged to have used the National Provider Identifier number of a deceased
former acquaintance to fraudulently bill Medicaid. She is also alleged to have
hired a social worker and illegally bill the worker’s services to the welfare
program for nearly a year. The amount of paid claims totaled approximately
The arrest of Williams by General Landry’s Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit comes after the Louisiana Legislature recently passed State
Representative Dodie Horton’s HB 211, a measure seeking to reign in fraud
within Medicaid’s behavioral health services.
“Medicaid welfare fraud not only steals from taxpayers
but also jeopardizes much-needed services for our State’s most vulnerable,”
said General Landry. “My office and I will continue to work tirelessly to
uncover, investigate, and arrest criminals who defraud Medicaid.”
To report Medicaid welfare fraud, please call General
Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or visit http://www.agjefflandry.com/MedicaidFraud.