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Three accused of filing false Medicaid claims

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Posted: May 17, 2013 12:01 PM by Russell Jones
Source: La. Attorney General's Office

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Topics: accused, arrested, medicaid, claims, personal, care, attendants, attorney general, fraud, investigation, zachary

ZACHARY - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced three Zachary women have been arrested and charged with filing false Medicaid claims.

Investigators said the three women, all personal care attendants, filed timesheets claiming they were working with Medicaid recipients at the same time they were actually working for another Personal Care Services agency.

Personal care attendants are hired by Medicaid providers to care for physically handicapped Medicaid recipients.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said the three women were arrested Wednesday by members of the Medicaid Fraud Unit and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

The suspects and their charges include:

Frankie C. Hinton, 36 - Two counts of Medicaid fraud, one count of filing or maintaining false public records, and one count of cruelty of the infirmed.

Bettie Hinton Lusk, 55 - Three counts of Medicaid fraud.

Ferdonia L. Jones, 22 - Three counts of Medicaid fraud.

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