(BOSSIER CITY, LA) – A Bossier City woman has been arrested for stealing more than $42,000 from an elderly Louisiana Medicaid recipient, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Connie Monts, 51, of 1920 Alfred Lane, Unit #57, surrendered on Tuesday to investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). She was charged with one count of theft of the assets of an aged or disabled person and was booked into Caddo Parish Prison without incident.
Monts, who worked as a bookkeeper at a Shreveport-based personal care business, was assigned to assist an elderly Medicaid patient with paying her bills. MFCU investigators discovered that, over the course of a year, Monts used her position to write 14 fraudulent checks to herself from the patient’s checking account totaling $42,387.41.
Attorney General Caldwell said, “Those entrusted as care givers have a responsibility to assist and protect Louisiana’s most vulnerable citizens, not steal from and harm them. I am proud of the good work my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has done in this case. Both my Medicaid Fraud Control and my Consumer Protection Unit fight for our senior citizens and citizens with special needs every day.”
To report suspected Medicaid fraud, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at 888-799-6885.