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The owner of a health clinic has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud after billing comp carriers for medical services even though the clinic had no licensed doctor on its staff. Rosemary Phelan, owner of Houston Healthcare Clinic, was sentenced to seven years deferred adjudication and ordered to pay $88,000 in restitution. 

A joint investigation by the TDI-DWC and Texas Mutual Insurance Company led to the guilty plea. According to DWC, the clinic had a licensed doctor on staff at one time, but when that doctor left in 2012 the clinic began hiring unlicensed, foreign medical students to act as doctors and treat patients. Phelan reportedly submitted $166,843 in fraudulent workers’ compensation claims, involving more than 50 workers, claiming they had been treated by the clinic’s previous doctor.