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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Defendant Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Becky Lyons of Mobile, Alabama pled guilty before Judge Callie V.S. Granade to Health Care Fraud. Sentencing is set for January 11, 2017.

Lyons worked as an office manager at an optometry business in Mobile, Alabama and handled insurance billing for the office. Between December 2010 and December 2015, Lyons submitted fraudulent billings to private and federally funded health insurance providers for patient services and procedures that were never performed.

Lyons faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Bodnar.

Updated July 21, 2016