Cauthen’s sentence begins July 2

BYTHEWOOD—In a little more than 30 days, a former Blythewood attorney and town councilwoman will become a federal prison inmate. Kathleen Cauthen, 47, is required to surrender to federal authorities no later than 2 p.m. July 2 to begin serving a 30-day sentence, according to court documents filed Friday. On May 14, Cauthen pleaded guilty […]

Cauthen gets 30 days; must pay $1.8M restitution

Blythewood—A former Blythewood Town Councilwoman who helped bilk an estimated 17,000 people out of $28 million in fraudulent health care claims will spend 30 days in prison. Kathleen (Katie) Cauthen, 47, was also sentenced to 12 months of supervised release and ordered to pay nearly $1.8 million in restitution, according to a sentencing order filed […]

Cauthen to be sentenced May 14

BLYTHEWOOD – A former Blythewood Town Councilwoman pleading guilty for her role in a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme could soon learn her fate. Kathleen Cauthen, 47, is scheduled for sentencing on May 14, according to federal court records. In 2015, Cauthen pleaded guilty to one count of misprision of a felony. A second […]

$5 million civil penalty imposed on Katie Cauthen

The N.C. Department of Insurance (NCDOI) has proposed that the state’s Commissioner of Insurance impose a civil penalty of $4,975,000 on Kathleen Cauthen, a former Blythewood Town Councilwoman, for what the Department said was Cauthen’s part in “orchestrat[ing] a fraudulent insurance scheme that allegedly defrauded thousands of individuals nationwide, including at least 498 North Carolina […]