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Sisters charged with health fraud caught overseas

The FBI says two sisters wanted for health care fraud in the Detroit area are back in the United States after they were captured in Colombia.

The FBI says two sisters wanted for health care fraud in the Detroit area are back in the United States after they were captured in Colombia.

Caridad Guilarte (Gill-AHR'-tee) and Clara Guilarte were indicted in 2009 in an alleged scheme to reap millions from the Medicare program through bogus billings.

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold says the sisters were flown to Miami on Monday night, a day after they were arrested while trying to board a plane in Colombia. The Guilartes eventually will be transported to Detroit. Defense attorneys haven't been assigned yet.

The Guilartes are accused of collecting more than $4 million from Medicare for procedures that were unnecessary or not performed. They were on a list of top 10 medical-fraud fugitives.

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