This week, the Georgia Office of the Attorney General announced that a Bulloch County Grand Jury had charged Taylor Michelle Lewis and Justine Taylor Lewis with fourteen counts of Medicaid Fraud and a single count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr made a statement about the indictment.
“The public relies upon the honesty and integrity of individuals who participate in the Georgia Medicaid program. Those who violate that trust will be prosecuted, and I applaud the efforts of our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for investigating and prosecuting this case.”
During the course of the alleged crime, Justine Taylor Lewis was owner and operator of the Gerdie and Lousie Personal Care Home. The company did business as Gerdie and Lousie Transportation in Statesboro. The company provided non-emergency transportation to Medicaid members.
It is alleged that Justine Taylor Lewis was contracted with a Medicaid non-emergency transportation broker between January the 27th of 2012 to July the 17th of 2015. Prosecutors allege that the couple were responsible for fraudulent billings being submitted to Medicaid for services that were never provided. These billings were subsequently supported by fraudulent documentation.
Assistant Attorney General Robin Daitch was in charge of presenting the case to the Bulloch County Grand Jury. At this point in time, the defendants remain innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.