Columbia woman arrested for cheating Medicaid program
POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:04pm
COLUMBIA, LA — A Columbia woman has been arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud and filing or maintaining false public records.
Caroline Spillers Hall, 43, surrendered to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigators on Friday and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of Medicaid Fraud and one count of Filing or Maintaining False Public Records.
Hall, a personal care attendant, submitted timesheets stating that she provided in-home caregiver services, such as cooking, cleaning, and bathing, to a Medicaid patient on the same dates and times the patient was actually hospitalized.
If convicted, Hall could face up to 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines.