BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced five people were arrested on defrauding the Medicaid program following investigations by his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).
“Fraudulent claims to the Medicaid program will be investigated, and the scammers will be arrested,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “My office and I are committed to rooting out fraud wherever it exists. We will do all we can to protect the Medicaid program for people who really need the help."
Rickey Simpson, of Shreveport, was arrested on three counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting false timesheets and service logs. Janell Manning, of Haynesville, was arrested on two counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly causing the submission of false claims. Debbie Lenoir, of Baton Rouge, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly overlapping her billable hours. Chasity Jones, of Gretna, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly causing the submission of false claims. Ambreon Jones, of Ferriday, was arrested on one felony count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting false service documentation.
All were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
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.