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Four people arrested for Medicaid fraud

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Monday, November 07 2016 Nov 7, 2016 November 07, 2016 9:54 AM November 07, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image (left to right): Djuana Richard, Joseph Richardson, Kishawn Holmes, Lynette Dowell

BATON ROUGE – Four people have been arrested for Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced on Monday.

Landry's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested 51-year-old Djuana Richard, 45-year-old Joseph Richardson, 45-year-old Kishawn Holmes and 45-year-old Lynette Dowell.

Richard was arrested on four counts on Medicaid fraud for allegedly working at a patient care facility while simultaneously claiming to be providing in-home care to another Medicaid recipient.

Richardson and Dowell were both arrested on two counts on Medicaid fraud for allegedly causing the presentation of false claims for providing medical services.

Additionally, Holmes was arrested on two counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs that indicated that she provided services to a Medicaid recipient during a time period where no services were provided.

All four were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the above charges.

To report Medicaid fraud or abuse and neglect in residential care facilities, call Attorney General Jeff Landry's Medicaid Fraud Hotline at  888-799-6885 or visit www.AGJeffLandry.com.

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