No records of Mich. woman accused of cancer fraud

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SANDUSKY, Mich. A medical center that specializes in cancer says a Michigan woman charged with fraud never was a patient.

Stephen Kroll is a lawyer for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. He says Sara Ylen (WHY-lin') made a phone call but got no care in Zion, Ill.

A Sanilac County judge held a hearing Tuesday in Sandusky to determine if Ylen will go to trial for health care fraud and other charges. He'll hear more testimony Friday.

The fraud charge centers on $100,000 paid to Mercy Hospice by Ylen's insurer. Ylen asked for hospice care after claiming she'd been treated for terminal cancer in Illinois.

She declined to comment outside court.

In a separate case in Port Huron, Ylen is awaiting trial on a charge of making a false report of rape.

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