Two Piedmont residents get prison for Medicaid fraud

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Two Piedmont residents have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud, according to the Burlington Times-News.

Evelyn Fuller, 61, of Mebane, and Michael McLean, 57, of McLeansville, submitted false claims to the North Carolina state Medicaid program between June 2007 and November 2008, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles sentenced Fuller to 26 months and McLean to three years in prison.

They were both sentenced to three years of supervised released following their prison sentences and ordered to repay nearly $400,000.

Fuller and McLean pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and felony health care fraud.

Read more: The Burlington Times-News