Ruston woman arrested for Medicaid fraud, other charges  

A Ruston woman wanted by the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General has been arrested. 

Cortrina Hood Price, 47, of Ruston, was taken into custody Monday by Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team officers for multiple charges including five counts Medicaid fraud, one count money laundering, and one count racketeering. 

On Tuesday, Price was also booked on two warrants from Union Parish for failure to appear in court on charges of violating bottle club operating hours and keeping a disorderly place.

She is no longer in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. She has been transferred to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Bail has been set by the 19th Judicial Court on the Medicaid fraud charge at $3,000. Bail has not been set on the money laundering and racketeering charges.


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