Houma woman accused of Medicaid fraud

Myyahhnna Dawson, 39, remains in the East Baton Rouge Parish prison on eight counts of Medicaid fraud.

Dawson is accused of falsifying progress notes indicating that she and other counselors had provided services to Medicaid recipients between August 2013 and March 2014, prosecutors said. Investigators later discovered that none of these services had been performed.

“Our office is committed to protecting our State’s resources and vigorously prosecuting the criminals who defraud Louisiana,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “Medicaid fraud steals taxpayer money and threatens care for our State’s vulnerable.”

A representative for the state Attorney General’s Office declined to provide the name of the local business involved.

Dawson’s LinkedIn profile shows that she is the CEO of Transitions and New Beginnings, a Houma-based social services organization located at 222 Elgin St. that provides low-income, mentally ill or disabled residents with job placement opportunities.

Dawson is a veteran of the social services industry, according to a biography on the organization’s website. Her interests primarily lie in child and family relations and psychological counseling.

“I always had a strong desire and passion to assist others, no matter what the situation consisted of,” Dawson wrote in the biography.

Calls to the Transitions and New Beginnings landline were left unreturned Wednesday.

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