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5 arrested for Medicaid fraud

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

Five people were arrested for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid program. Attorney General Jeff Landry made the announcement Monday following an investigation by his Medicaid Fraud Unit.

Rickey Simpson, of Shreveport, is accused of submitting false time sheets and service logs and was arrested on three counts of Medicaid fraud. Janell Manning, of Haynesville, is accused of causing the submission of false claims and was arrested for two counts of Medicaid fraud. Debbie Lenoir, of Baton Rouge, is accused of overlapping her billable hours and was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. Chasity Jones, of Gretna, is accused of causing the submission of false claims and was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud. Ambreon Jones, of Ferriday, is accused of submitting false service documentation and was arrested on one felony count of Medicaid fraud.

All five were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

“Fraudulent claims to the Medicaid program will be investigated, and the scammers will be arrested,” said 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."

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