Baton Rouge man surrenders to AG's Office for medicaid fraud

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 3:25pm

Baton Rouge—A Baton Rouge man surrendered to agents with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and has been charged with two felony counts of forgery and two felony counts of filing or maintaining false public records, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

After being featured on Crime Stoppers, Jimmy Dinell Thomas, 34, of 3211 Mission Drive, surrendered Tuesday to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Investigators were assisted by the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

Thomas is accused of submitting false applications and fraudulent credentials to several of his former employers enrolled in the Medicaid program over a two year period. Thomas provided falsified college transcripts indicating three degrees earned from a university he never attended. He also falsified at least one letter of reference.

The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit works closely with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to combat fraud and provide oversight for the Medicaid program. To report suspected Medicaid fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at 225-326-6210.

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