Ville Platte man arrested for Medicaid Welfare Fraud
By: TONY MARKS
Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Friday that eight arrests made by his award-winning Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. One of the eight individuals arrested was Derrick Freeman from Ville Platte.
“The people of Louisiana deserve a Medicaid system that is not plagued with waste, fraud, and abuse,” said General Landry. “My office will continue fighting daily to root out welfare fraud.”
According to the Attorney General, Alexis Arthur (29 of Opelousas - 10 counts), Derrick Freeman (37 of Ville Platte - three counts), Latoya Johnson (33 of Palmetto - three counts), Casey Joseph (30 of New Roads - four counts), Latanya Joseph (34 of New Roads - four counts), Yolanda Patton (40 of Crowley - four counts), Amanda Porter (46 of New Roads - three counts), and Chloe Prier (26 of Mansura - three counts) were arrested for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for Medicaid services while working other jobs. They were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money they are not entitled to. To report Medicaid fraud, abuse, and/or neglect in residential care facilities, Attorney General Landry urged people to call his Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or visit www.AGJeffLandry.com.