Updated 12:49 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Denham Springs woman and the person she hired to provide personal care services for her child have been arrested for Medicaid fraud.
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office says 49-year-old Kerri Morrison and 30-year-old Kaitlyn Hamilton were arrested Friday after they allegedly falsified timesheets that netted Hamilton about $11,000 illegally for hours when she was actually working at a Baton Rouge restaurant.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2cZ3O3Z ) from July 1, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015, Hamilton filled out timesheets signed by Morrison and sent to Medicaid for payment saying she had worked from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. During those hours, though, state labor records showed Hamilton working at Izzo’s Illegal Burrito.
Hamilton and Morrison face eight counts of Medicaid fraud. Bond information was not immediately available.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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Mother, child's caregiver accused of Medicaid fraud