Attorney General Cameron announces investigation, prosecution by his office results in conviction of Hardin County man, woman for defrauding medicaid

Breonna Taylor Daniel Cameron

FRANKFORT, Ky.– Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced an investigation and prosecution by his Medicaid Fraud Unit resulted in the conviction of Cameron Johnson (37) and Latonya Johnson (40) for defrauding the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).

As an employee of Medicaid, Cameron Johnson together with Latonya Johnson, a representative for a juvenile Medicaid recipient, submitted fraudulent timesheets for Cameron Johnson between May 3, 2011, and January 13, 2014. During this time, the two were married and shared the illegally obtained funds with their household.

“Our Medicaid Fraud Unit works on behalf of all Kentuckians to hold those who engage in Medicaid theft and fraud accountable to the law,” said Attorney General Cameron. “I appreciate the work of attorneys David Startsman and Serah Wiedenhoefer, along with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to investigate and prosecute this case.”

On June 1, 2021, in Hardin County Circuit Court, Cameron Johnson pled guilty to three years, diverted for five years, for devising or engaging in a scheme to defraud Medicaid of $300 or more, a Class D felony. On June 8, 2021, Latonya Johnson pled guilty to three years, diverted for five years, for the same charge.

The defendants were also ordered to pay $8,083.13 in restitution, jointly and severally, to Medicaid.

The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit and the Office of Inspector General within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services investigated the case.  Attorneys David R. Startsman and Serah Wiedenhoefer prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.

The Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control is committed to eliminating fraud involving Medicaid funds. Join us in our fight to protect Kentucky’s financial resources. If you know someone who is receiving Medicaid funds or services by engaging in fraudulent activities, contact the Attorney General’s tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).