2 women plead guilty in health care fraud case 

Two Pineville women have pleaded guilty to federal charges of health care fraud.

Forty-seven-year-old Carla Clark and 57-year-old Lillie Lavan enter that pleas Monday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Frank J. Polozola.

The women were accused of creating false and misleading medical records and submission of false billings to Medicare for face-to-face psychotherapy services that were never provided to patients.

As a result of her guilty pleas, Clark faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 20 years, a $500,000 fine, or both. Lavan faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Polozola did not set a sentencing date.

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