A Baton Rouge grand jury returned indictments Thursday against the owner of a personal care attendant business for participating in a conspiracy to forge CPR and First Aid training certification documents for his employees. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit presented the case to the grand jury.
Dwaine Joseph Woods, 43, of 35297 Beverly Hills Drive, Prairieville, and his company Millennium Health Care Services, LLC were both charged with one count of conspiracy to commit forgery, 19 counts of principal to forgery, and one count of principal to felony theft. The business also operated under the name Millennium PCA Services, which billed the Louisiana Medicaid Program more than $10 million dollars from 2006 to 2010.
Woods’ wife, 40-year-old Dynetta Hadrick Woods, an employee of Millennium, also of 35297 Beverly Hills Drive, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit forgery and 19 counts of principal to forgery.
In a separate indictment, Jamaal Ellis Fletcher, 29, last known address of 12527 Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit forgery and 19 counts of principal to forgery.
The charges stem from allegations that Dynetta and Dwaine Woods, on behalf of Millennium, conspired to have Fletcher forge documents to obtain CPR and First Aid certification cards for 19 Millennium employees who never attended any training whatsoever in order to be in compliance with training requirements for personal care attendants at the time.
If convicted as charged, the defendants could face the following maximum penalties: Millennium PCA Services and Dwaine Joseph Woods face up to a maximum of 100 years imprisonment and a total maximum fine of $103,000 each. Dynetta Woods faces a maximum of up to 100 years imprisonment and a total maximum fine of $100,000. Jamaal Ellis Fletcher faces a maximum of 100 years imprisonment and a total maximum fine of $100,000.