Local woman charged with Medicaid fraud
Baton Rouge – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced last week that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested four people on charges of defrauding the Medicaid system.
Included in the group was Vickie Joseph, 53, of St. Martinville. She allegedly claimed to provide services to multiple Medicaid recipients on overlapping dates and times.
She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
“Despite devastating budget cuts to our office, my office and I remain committed to investigating and prosecuting those who defraud the Medicaid system,” said Landry. “ It is unfortunate that there are individuals who attempt to defraud the Medicaid system, a system originally designed to help those in our state who need it most.”
Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money to which they are not entitled.
To report Medicaid fraud or abuse and neglect in residential care facilities, please contact Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or www.AGJeffLandry.com.