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Authorities arrest two women for Medicaid fraud
BATON ROUGE- Authorities have arrested two women for Medicaid welfare fraud.
“In order to bring welfare fraudsters to justice, our MFCU often relies on the public’s help in exposing the crimes,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “So we once again encourage anyone who may know of people using the Medicaid program to illegally take money, services, or drugs to report it to our office.”
Margo Malone, 44, was arrested on five counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly claiming to provide $19,089.58 of services to clients to whom she did not render services.
Cecilia Cheatteam, 36, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting timesheets and service logs for overlapping services on two clients, amounting to $10,425.06 paid by the Medicaid program for services not rendered.
Both women were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
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