Charlotte woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud |

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid through her company in order to purchase a Mercedes.

U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins announced Wednesday that 43-year-old Joye Strong faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 per count in the case. In total, she was charged with eight counts of health care fraud and two counts of money laundering.

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