CHICAGO (AP) – The owners of a suburban Chicago youth counseling center face federal charges accusing them of defrauding Illinois Medicaid out of around $4 million.
A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago says 41-year-old Summer Matheson and 57-year-old Terrace Ewing are charged with six counts of health care fraud. Matheson is also charged with obstruction of justice.READ MORE: Chicago Sky Win First WNBA Championship As They Top Phoenix Mercury
Both suspects are from Dyer, Indiana.
An indictment returned Tuesday says the co-owners of the Matteson-based Laynie Foundation billed Illinois Medicaid for more mental health counseling than the foundation provided.READ MORE: Jubilant Fans, Booming Businesses Near Wintrust Arena As Chicago Sky Win WNBA Championship
A message seeking comment from the owners left at the foundation offices Wednesday wasn’t returned. The statement didn’t identify defense lawyers.
A conviction on each fraud count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. No arraignment date has been set.MORE NEWS: Amid Another Day Of Water Pressure Woes In Dixmoor, Village President Says Relief Is On The Way
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