Garland Couple Admits Profiting Off Seniors With Bogus Ear Care Treatments

At Total Senior Ear Care, being conscious was not a prerequisite for an ear exam or treatment. Nor did it matter if seniors at area nursing homes wanted or even needed the treatments. They were getting one — at least on paper. And taxpayers paid for it. The company's owner, Harlan R. Hill, 53, and his wife, Latecia P. Hill, of Garland, pleaded guilty last month to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in connection with the scam, according to court records. Also pleading guilty in the $5 million-plus ear care scam was Pearle L. Madere, who is Latecia Hill's mother. All three were indicted in federal court in Dallas in June 2016. Sentencing dates have not yet been set. Harlan Hill faces a punishment of up to 10 years in federal prison, and the women face up to five years.Latecia Hill, 51, was the administrator of the business who ran day-to-day operations and told employees what to do, the indictment said. Her attorney declined to comment. Madere, 72, also of Garland, helped run daily operations and marketed the Dallas company to nursing homes, according to the indictment.  Continue reading...

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