BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry
today announced the arrests of two people for Medicaid Welfare Fraud.
“Welfare fraud not only jeopardizes resources from our most needy but it also steals from our taxpayers,” said General Landry. “From provider fraud to recipient fraud, all Medicaid fraud is wrong; and I will continue to do all that I legally can to stop it.”
Brian Joseph, 54 of New Orleans, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid Fraud. He allegedly provided falsified service logs for times he was also working as a fulltime teacher in the Jefferson Parish School System – amounting to $6,937.29 paid by the Medicaid program for services not rendered.
Desiree Olivier, 27 of New Iberia, was arrested on two counts of Medicaid Fraud. She allegedly submitted falsified timesheets and service logs for overlapping services on two clients – amounting to $674.12 paid by the Medicaid program for services not rendered.
Joseph and Olivier were both arrested by the Louisiana Department of Justice’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
“My MFCU frequently relies on the public’s help to expose criminals so I once again ask the public for their assistance,” added General Landry. “Please report Medicaid fraud and abuse or neglect in residential care facilities by calling 888-799-6885 or visiting www.AGJeffLandry.com.”