Alamance County Residents Sentenced For Health Care Fraud
GREENSBORO, N.C. – United States Attorney Ripley Rand of the Middle District of North Carolina announced today that two Alamance County residents have been sentenced to prison for defrauding the Medicaid program.
EVELYN FULLER, 61, and MICHAEL McLEAN, 57, were sentenced by United States District Judge Catherine Eagles in federal court in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. FULLER was sentenced to 26 months imprisonment. Her co-defendant, McLEAN, was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment. FULLER and McLEAN were also ordered to pay restitution to the Medicaid program in the amount of $399,811.44. Both FULLER and McLEAN will serve three years of supervised release after serving their prison sentences.
FULLER and McLEAN plead guilty on February 27, 2013, to health care fraud charges in connection with a scheme to defraud the North Carolina State Medicaid program in connection with community support services. Both worked for a company called Harvest House Community Development Corporation, through which they submitted false claims to the Medicaid program for community support services which were not actually rendered. Community support services are rehabilitative services for eligible children and adults in which the clinical and diagnostic needs of the clients are arranged, coordinated, and monitored.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Hamilton and Special Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General Jacqueline Perez of the Medicaid Investigations Division of the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. The case was investigated by the North Carolina Medicaid Investigations Division and the Office of the Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.