Port Charlotte Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Lisa McLaren Janick (47, Port Charlotte) today pleaded guilty to two counts of health care fraud. McLaren Janick faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, McLaren Janick, while employed as a marketer for a home health agency, falsified documents relating to her husband’s (Dr. Janick’s) Port Charlotte medical office and created bogus referrals for the patients to receive medically unnecessary home health services. Dr. Janick previously pleaded guilty in a related case to obstruction of a federal audit. His sentencing hearing is scheduled on September 11, 2018.
This case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rachel Jones.