Marilyn Oakes - photo from AG office
LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - 11 people statewide, including one person from Muskegon, have been charged with allegedly abusing the Medicaid-funded Independent Living Services Program.
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the felony charges Friday. The 11 individuals are charged Medicaid Fraud for amounts ranging from $800 to $28,000. Marilyn Oakes, 57, of Muskegon, was charged for Medicaid Fraud of just over $5000.
The Attorney General's Office says that all 11 defendants improperly received Medicaid funds intended to pay for home help services for Medicaid beneficiaries. In several cases, the defendants, who were often family members of the Medicaid beneficiaries, allegedly received checks for services rendered to the beneficiaries after they died.
Citizens with additional information that may assist this investigation, please contact Attorney General Schuette's Health Care Fraud Division at 517-241-6525.