Former Employee of Physician Indicted for Health Care Fraud

NEW ORLEANS, LA—JACQUELINE EVANS SEGURA, age 40, and a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count bill of information by the United States Attorney for health care fraud, announced United States Attorney Jim Letten. SEGURA was employed as an office manager at a medical practice in Covington, Louisiana, owned and operated by a local plastic surgeon and a general surgeon. The bill of information charges that SEGURA used the online payroll system of the clinic to deposit unauthorized paychecks into her account, that she routinely kept cash payments, instead of depositing them into the account of the clinic, that she added unauthorized telephone lines to the clinic’s mobile phone service account for her personal use, and that she used the physicians’ personal credit card to make unauthorized telephone and online purchases for her personal use. If convicted, SEGURA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Juliana Etland.

Published on: 2012-02-14

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