BATON ROUGE — Five Louisiana Medicaid recipients, including a St. Martinville man, have been arrested on charges related to welfare fraud after investigations by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office.
“It is troubling when people fraudulently receive benefits meant for those most in need,” said Louisiana Attorney General Landry in a prepared statement. “These arrests highlight the need to bolster our State’s vetting efforts on those applying for welfare benefits.”
Nolan Mallery, 45 of St. Martinville, was arrested on one count of filing or maintaining false public records. He is alleged to have committed fraud by claiming his child resided with him and not the mother, whose income was well above the eligibility requirements for Medicaid benefits.