AG Landry: 21 arrested for health care fraud, including 3 from Cenla

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LADOJ) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said that 21 people have been arrested as part of the 2019 National Health Care Fraud Takedown, including three from Cenla.

Keyvette Fisher, 38, of Pineville, was charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud. Roderick Davis, Jr., 27 of Many, was charged on two counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud. Roderick Davis, Sr., 48, of Many, was charged on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of exploitation of the infirmed.

The effort involved numerous federal and state agencies working together to fight health care fraud in Louisiana.

“I applaud my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and our law enforcement partners for their efforts to end criminal activity,” said General Landry. “These top-notch professionals aggressively work to protect our most vulnerable citizens and vigorously prosecute criminals who prey on them.”

“Medicaid welfare fraud jeopardizes healthcare resources for Louisiana’s poor and steals from our State’s taxpayers,” continued General Landry. “This unlawful and immoral act is especially heinous when perpetrated by people who are supposed to be taking care of our state’s most needy.”

“My office and I will not waver in ruling out waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicaid so we can help protect this welfare program for people who really need the assistance,” concluded General Landry. “This year's Takedown further intensifies our commitment to find, arrest, and prosecute Medicaid welfare fraudsters.”

Here is the full list of those arrested during the takedown:
•Dana Nickson, 41 of Lafayette, on three counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Faljaray Lewis, 30 of Rayne, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Shenell Mack, 38 of New Orleans, on seven counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Maurice O’Brien, 32 of Lake Charles, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Daejah Dixon, 23 of Providence, on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public records.
•Valerie Siggers, 46 of Providence, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public records.
•Kenneth Lee, 56 of Amite, one count of filing or maintaining false public records.
•Athena Mitchell, 20 of Shreveport, on three counts of Medicaid Fraud and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit Medicaid Fraud.
•Roderick Davis, Jr., 27 of Many, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit Medicaid Fraud.
•Roderick Davis, Sr., 48 of Many, on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of exploitation of the infirmed.
•Keyvette Fisher, 38 of Pineville, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud.

•Jelisa Pierre, 27 of New Orleans, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Chitara Ussin, 30 of Harvey, on four counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Delilah Martin, 50 of Addis, on four counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Shelia Dixon, 57 of New Orleans, on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of forgery.
•Arenda Jackson, 43 of Maringouin, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Shanika Pickney, 37 of Port Barre, on four counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Tonya Skinner, 49 of Monroe, on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public records.
•Rosalyn Blocker, 40 of Bastrop, on four counts of Medicaid Fraud.
•Coletta Bates, 37 of Hammond, on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public records.
•Franchesta Wheeler, 40 of Monroe, on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of filing or maintaining false public records.

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