Advocate staff report
August 23, 2012
State attorney general’s investigators arrested a 49-year-old Baton Rouge man Tuesday accused of using a fake college degree to obtain a job as a director of an adult day-care facility, the Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday.
Lee Earl Williams Jr., 2968 70th Ave., was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of Medicaid fraud, forgery, and filing and maintaining false public records, a news release from the Attorney General’s Office says.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit began investigating Williams after the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals accused Williams of presenting a forged university diploma to his employer, the release says.
Medicaid program rules require that adult day-care center directors must hold a bachelor’s degree, the release says.
A Crime Stoppers tip also helped lead to Williams’ arrest, the release says.
The release does not name the center where Williams worked or reveal how long he was employed there.