Managers of Mebane facility plead guilty to health care fraud

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two managers of a mental health facility in Mebane pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to Medicaid fraud.

The Burlington Times-News reports Evelyn Fuller, 61, of Mebane, and Michael McLean, 56, of McLeansville, both pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy to commit health care fraud and felony health care fraud during a hearing in the federal courthouse in Greensboro.

According to the Times-News, Fuller operated the Harvest House Community Development Corp. Inc., which owned group home facilities on Cedar Lane and Falcoln Lane in Mebane.  McLean was a manager for the corporation.

The two were accused of filing claims to the N.C. Medicaid program between June 2007 and Nov. 2008 for mental services that were never provided, the paper reports.

The total amount of the claims was about $400,000.

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