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12/3/2012 12:00:00 AM
Jefferson Teen Booked for Submitting False Medical Claims

An 18-year-old Jefferson teenager has been charged with 10 counts of Medicaid fraud for causing fraudulent claims to be submitted to the state’s Medicaid program, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Shondricka Richardson of 328 Deckbar Ave. was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on last Tuesday following her arrest by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Richardson, a personal care attendant, submitted false timesheets to her employer between August 2011 and May 2012 claiming that she provided personal care services to Medicaid patients on the same dates and times she was enrolled and attending classes at Riverdale High School in Jefferson. This resulted in the Medicaid program being falsely billed for about $28,000 in services that were never rendered.

Personal care attendants are hired by Medicaid providers to care for physically handicapped or elderly Medicaid recipients. They provide caregiver services such as cooking, grooming, and bathing.

The charge of Medicaid fraud carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $20,000 fine, upon conviction.

To report suspected Medicaid fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at 1-888-799-6885.



     

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