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Owner Of Ambulance Company Charged In $2M Healthcare Scheme

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officials say the owner of Brotherly Love Ambulance has been charged in a healthcare fraud scheme that cost Medicare more than $2 million.

U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced Thursday that 37-year-old Feda Kuran, of Philadelphia, and those acting under her direction, have been accused of transporting patients with the Brotherly Love Ambulance who did not need the service.

Kuran has also been accused of billing for ambulance services when patients were transported by personal vehicles of Brotherly Love employees and paying patients so her company could use their information for services they never actually used, says officials.

If convicted, Kuran faces a maximum of 15 years and $250,000 fine.

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