JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown man has been arrested for Medicaid fraud after he allegedly stole more than $7,500 from the state healthcare program by submitting false claims for rides for a Medicaid recipient.
The State Attorney General’s Office says Haimid “Mookie” Thompson filed the false information while working for 716 Transportation. Thompson allegedly paid an individual to request transportation services from 716 and then falsely reported to the company that he provided daily rides to that individual.
The individual had actually been working with the state Attorney General’s Office as part of its ongoing “Operation Ghost Ride” investigation into Medicaid transit scams.
Thompson was charged on a 30-count felony complaint and was released on $5,000 bail.
He will return to court on April 27.