2 NWLA residents, 3 others accused of Medicaid fraud

2 NWLA residents, 3 others accused of Medicaid fraud

(KSLA) - Two Northwest Louisiana residents are among 5 Louisianans recently accused of defrauding the Medicaid program.

Rickey Darnell Simpson, of Shreveport, is accused of submitting false time sheets and service logs. Simpson is free on $7,500 bond after being booked April 14 on 3 counts of Medicaid fraud and released the same date.

Haynesville resident Janell Manning faces 2 counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly causing the submission of false claims, the state attorney general's office reports. Manning is free on $5,000 bond after being booked April 18 and released the same date.

Also arrested this month on charges of Medicaid fraud were:

  • Debbie Lenoir, who is accused of overlapping her billable hours. The Baton Rouge resident was booked on 1 count April 20 and released on bond the next day;
  • Chastity Jones, of Gretna, who was arrested on 1 count April 14 and released on $5,000 bond 2 days later. Jones also is accused of causing the submission of false claims; and,
  • Ambreon Jones, of Ferriday, allegedly submitted false service documentation. Jones was arrested April 13 on 1 count and released on $10,000 bond the same date.

All 5 were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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