4 indicted in alleged $99 million pharmacy fraud scheme

Authorities say a $99 million fraud scheme involving pharmacies in New York and New Jersey has led to the indictment of four people.

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2019, 9:27 PM

Updated 1,709 days ago

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4 indicted in alleged $99 million pharmacy fraud scheme
(AP) - Authorities say a $99 million fraud scheme involving pharmacies in New York and New Jersey has led to the indictment of four people.
The four owned or worked for pharmacies in Union City, New Jersey, and the Bronx. They allegedly used bribes to get doctors to send them prescriptions.
They allegedly were reimbursed for more than $65 million by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers for medications they never sent to patients.
According to the indictment, two of the co-conspirators opened other pharmacies in the Bronx to avoid scrutiny from auditors, and used those to defraud a pharmacy benefit manager out of another $34 million.
Three of the four were previously charged. The fourth was arrested Monday and scheduled for a court appearance Monday in Newark.
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