Friday, May 16, 2014

Mother, son sent to prison for health care fraud

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) -- Federal authorities say the mother and son who owned and operated a now-defunct medical transport company in Gates County face prison sentences for conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh said Thursday that Phyllis Stallings Harrell, former owner of Harrell Medical Transport, was sentenced to six years in prison. Her son, Paul Lynn Trueblood, was sentenced to nearly 4 1/2 years. Paul Trueblood is the company's former operator.