Two personal care attendants in Acadiana were arrested this week on counts of defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release.
Personal care attendants provide services such as cooking, grooming and bathing.
Dominic F. Jones Jr., 34, of 2311 Grand Point Highway, Breaux Bridge, was booked Tuesday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of Medicaid fraud after investigators discovered that from May 13 through June 10 of 2014, he submitted service logs and time sheets indicating he provided in-home care services to a Medicaid beneficiary who was actually an in-patient resident at a Lafayette hospital, Caldwell said. The false time sheets and service logs resulted in $1,406 fraudulent claims.
Quintella Nathan, 38, of 1000 Westend Drive, New Iberia, was booked Wednesday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of Medicaid fraud. Nathan submitted service logs indicating that from January 2013 through June 2014 she was providing in-home care services to a New Iberia Medicaid recipient, Caldwell said. Investigators received an anonymous tip that she had a full time job at a Lafayette retail store and was not providing services to the recipient. Nathan’s time sheets indicated she was working both jobs at the same time, and on numerous occasions had overlapping time sheets, Caldwell said, resulting in fraudulent claims for $3,272.