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2nd Texas woman guilty of health care fraud
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Central Texas medical supply operator faces more than 60 years in prison in a nearly $3.4 million health care fraud scheme.
A federal jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Nowlin of Bryan of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Nowlin was also convicted Wednesday of four counts of health care fraud, conspiracy to commit kickback fraud and aiding and abetting Social Security fraud.
Nowlin operated two durable medical equipment companies and Carla Parnell of Bryan was an office manager. Prosecutors say the scam involved operations from 2003 through 2009 and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid.
Parnell earlier pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud and testified against Nowlin, who faces up to 10 years in prison on most of the counts. Both remain free on bond pending sentencing in December.