FWA (MI)- Medicaid Fraud Investigation Turns Up Two in Michigan City

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[MM Curator Summary]: Providers stealing pills paid for by Medicaid. For those that need to hear it- this is wrong.


Clipped from: https://hometownnewsnow.com/local-news/696067


(Michigan City, IN) – Two La Porte County healthcare workers are facing charges of Medicaid fraud by allegedly stealing controlled substances.


The office of State Attorney General Todd Rokita has announced a total of eight cases of medical fraud statewide involving licensed healthcare professionals. Two of them locally are being assisted by the La Porte County Prosecutor’s Office.


50-year-old Traci Lindfors of Michigan City is accused of withholding, for her own use, medications from residents at the healthcare facility where she worked. She faces 3 Level-6 Felonies.


57-year-old Victoria Lee Bell is accused of stealing medication as a nurse at Life Care in Michigan City. Records show that Bell’s nursing license was suspended in 2018 as an investigation of her suspicious activity was launched. She now faces two Level-6 Felony charges.


Both cases are in La Porte Superior Court 4. They are part of a statewide crackdown on Medicaid fraud.