Baton Rouge man booked after faking college degree

diplomafraud August 24, 2012 0


State officials say they have arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of faking his college credentials so he could apply for a job as director of an adult day care facility.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Wednesday 48-year-old Lee Earl Williams Jr. was arrested on one count of Medicaid fraud, one count of forgery, and one count of filing and maintain false public records.

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Williams is accused of forging his college diploma for a job where specific Medicaid rules require that directors hold a bachelor’s degree.

Williams was booked Tuesday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Officials say a tip from CrimeStoppers led to the arrest.

This article originally appeared on sfgate

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