March 15, 2018
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Jeanice Rae Moore, 54, of Reno, was sentenced in a Medicaid fraud case involving her submission of false claims to Nevada Medicaid. The fraud was committed between June 2015 and January 2016.
Second Judicial District Court Judge Connie Steinheimer sentenced Moore to one count of submitting false claims, a category “D” felony. The judge ordered Moore to serve 12-36 months in prison, suspended, and placed her on probation. As a part of the sentence, Moore was also ordered to pay $56,667 in restitution.
“Ensuring that Medicaid recipients receive the behavioral health services they may need is part of the mission of my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,” said Laxalt. “Each of these convictions ensure that individuals committing these types of fraud are excluded from the Medicaid system and from being enrolled as a Medicaid provider in Nevada and the rest of the United States.”
The investigation began after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received information that Moore, through the operation of her company JayLaray Caregiving Place, LLC, was not providing behavioral health services to Medicaid recipients. The investigation revealed that Moore used Medicaid recipient identification numbers to bill Medicaid for services that were not provided to Medicaid recipients. Some of the alleged services took place while Moore was gambling at a casino and therefore could not have provided services to Medicaid recipients.
The MFCU investigates and prosecutes financial fraud by those providing healthcare services or goods to Medicaid patients. The MFCU also investigates and prosecutes instances of elder abuse or neglect. Persons convicted of Medicaid fraud may also be administratively excluded from future Medicaid and Medicare participation. Anyone wishing to report suspicions regarding any of these concerns may contact the MFCU at 702-486-3420 or 775-684-1100.
Senior Deputy Attorney General Andrew Schulke prosecuted this case.
To view the criminal information, click here. To file a complaint with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General, click here.
MOORE, JEANICE RAE
(Photo courtesy of the
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office)