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Attorney General's Office arrests five for Medicaid fraud

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The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested five Louisiana residents on charges of welfare fraud. 

James Poree, 24 of Des Allemands, was arrested on four counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Andrea Alexander, 31 of Marrero, was arrested on three counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Stephanie Lavine, 38 of Opelousas, was arrested on three counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered.

Tanika Pitts, 39 of Baton Rouge, was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud for allegedly submitting time sheets and service logs for services not rendered. 

Carolee Procter, 34 of Alexandria, was arrested on two counts of Simple Battery of Persons with Infirmities. 

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

The Attorney General's office says that Medicaid fraud occurs when providers use the Medicaid program to obtain money they are not entitled to. 
To report Medicaid fraud, abuse, or neglect in care facilities call the Medicaid Fraud Hotline at 888-799-6885 or visit the attorney general's website.

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