19 arrested on healthcare fraud charges

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Nineteen individuals have been taken into custody and two have been indicted after allegedly committing healthcare fraud across the state. 

According to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, these arrests come as part of the 2017 National Health Care Fraud Takedown. The Takedown aims at bringing justice to those accused of Medicaid welfare fraud, conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statuses and money laundering. 

“Our award-winning Medicaid welfare fraud investigators work around the clock to fight waste, fraud, and abuse in this program so critical to our State’s most vulnerable,”Attorney General Jeff Landry said. “With the Governor’s expansion of Medicaid welfare, we recognize the need for even greater detection and prevention of taxpayer-funded Medicaid welfare fraud.”

Following an investigation by General Landry’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, grand jury indictments were obtained against Demarcus Holiday, 33 of Zachary and Debra Holiday Butler, 59 of Clinton as well as the business they managed. They were indicted on charges of: Louisiana Racketeering, Criminal conspiracy to commit forgery, Filing and/or maintaining false public records, Theft by Fraud of $750.00 or more and money laundering of $100,000.00 or more.

Those arrested have been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the following charges:

Trenell Tate, 33 of Baton Rouge, was arrested on seven counts of Medicaid Fraud for submitting fraudulent claims for providing medical services.

Angelia Robbins, 36 of Kentwood, was arrested on five count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Frankie Williams, 55 of Charenton, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Miranda Bobb, 28 of Jeanerette, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Brandi Edmond, 32 of Jeanerette, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Jeanette Favors, 40 of Patterson, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Shakeitha Lewis, 39 of Jeanerette, was arrested on three counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Kayla Ducote, 29 of Hamburg, was arrested on three counts of Medicaid Fraud for submitting fraudulent claims for services not rendered.

Robin Jeanlouis, 32 of Case, was arrested on three counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Marsha Wilson, 40 of New Iberia, was arrested on two counts of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Laquita Barfield, 33 of Bastrop, was arrested on one count of Theft by Fraud for allegedly submitting false time sheets and service logs to two separate Medicaid providers.

David Heinis, 44 of Thibodaux, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Catrena Hadley, 36 of Harvey, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Veneshia Givens, 46 of New Orleans, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Tamara Despenza, 41 of Zachary, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for signing a documents stating she received services that she did not.

Belita Robertson, 33 of Wilson, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Tracy Pomier, 48 of Opelousas, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

John Turner, 37 of Marrero, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Lucy Route, 60 of Baker, was arrested on one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

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