Baton Rouge– Seven Acadiana citizens, consisting of a present and previous police officer, were amongst 19 people detained in a statewide Medicaid scams effort, according to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
The arrests became part of an across the country healthcare scams enforcement operation.
17 of the suspects are implicated of sending time sheets and service logs for medical services that were not carried out, according to KLFY.com.
One suspect is implicated of sending deceitful claims for services not rendered. Another suspect is implicated of signing files specifying they got services that they did not.
Shakeitha Lewis, 39, of Jeanerette, was apprehended on 3 counts of Medicaid Fraud.
Lewis is a Jeanerette law enforcement officer who has been put on administrative leave following her arrest on Monday, Chief Jeffery Matthews informed News 10.
Marsha Wilson, 40, of New Iberia, was apprehended on 2 counts of Medicaid Fraud. Wilson worked as a court bailiff before being fired by the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday, according to Major Wendell Raborn. It might be interesting for you to know more about medicaid scams at www.medicaidfraudhotline.com.
The other Acadiana suspects consist of:
Frankie Williams, 55, of Charenton, was apprehended on 4 counts of Medicaid Fraud.
Miranda Bobb, 28, of Jeanerette, was detained on 4 counts of Medicaid Fraud.
Brandi Edmond, 32, of Jeanerette, was jailed on 4 counts of Medicaid Fraud.
Jeanette Favors, 40, of Patterson, was apprehended on 4 counts of Medicaid Fraud.
Tracy Pomier, 48, of Opelousas, was jailed on one count of Medicaid Fraud.