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Justice Department: Addiction Treatment Facility Owner Convicted in $58 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

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WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release on April 13, 2022:

A federal jury convicted a Florida woman today in a health care fraud scheme that billed private health insurers more than $58 million for services that were never provided and were not medically necessary.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Carie Lyn Beetle, 44, of Lake City, with others, unlawfully billed health insurers for over $58 million of addiction treatment services that were never rendered and/or were medically unnecessary at two facilities she operated: Real Life Recovery Delray LLC (RLR), a substance abuse treatment center, and A Safe Place LLC, dba Halfway There Florida LLC (HWT), a related recovery residence, also referred to as a "sober home."


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