Elmhurst woman charged in Medicare scheme
ELMHURST – An Elmhurst woman is facing one count of healthcare fraud after she allegedly took part in a false Medicare billing scheme.
Ellyse Lamon, 30, of Elmhurst, was one of seven Chicago-area defendants charged. Lamon allegedly engaged in a $350,000 Medicare false billing scheme between October 2010 and May 2011 while she worked as an account executive for a company that sold durable medical equipment.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to information filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office this week.
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