Houston Patient Recruiter Convicted in $1.1 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON – A patient recruiter for a Houston durable medical equipment (DME) company was convicted today by a federal jury in Houston of health care fraud related to an “arthritis kit” fraud scheme, the Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced.

 After a four-day trial, Michelle Turner, 44, of Spring, Texas, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of conspiring to receive illegal kickbacks for referring Medicare beneficiaries and two counts of receiving illegal kickbacks for referring Medicare beneficiaries. 

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