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6 La. residents arrested on Medicaid fraud charges

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Posted: Oct 19, 2012 10:32 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Six personal care attendants from northeast Louisiana are accused of scheming to defraud the state's Medicaid program.

Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says the six are accused of submitting timesheets to their employer that falsely stated they provided in-home services to Medicaid patients who actually were hospitalized at the time.

They were booked Thursday into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail on Medicaid fraud charges.

The six are: 63-year-old Mary Louise Trotter, 24-year-old Nikita Trishell Brownfield, 56-year-old Gustavia Glover Jr., 21-year-old Jamiesha Janae Mason, 53-year-old Kelly Ray Turner and 27-year-old Atekeya Oceanan Williams. Mason is a Farmerville resident. The rest live in Bastrop.

Each count of Medicaid fraud is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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