Pharmacist Indicted for Health Care Fraud, Identity Theft
A federal grand jury last week indicted Pamela Arrey of Maryland for health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Rod. J. Rosenstein. Ms. Arrey owned two pharmacies operating under the trade name of the Medicine Shoppe. According to the indictment, Ms. Arrey claimed reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid for “refills” of prescriptions that patients never requested, nor were those prescriptions ever dispensed. Ms. Arrey was also indicted for identity theft for using the identity of patients to carry out the scheme.
If convicted, Ms. Arrey can face up to 10 years in prison for each of the 12 counts of health care fraud and two years for each of the 2 counts of aggravated identity theft. Further, the indictment seeks forfeiture of property obtained by Ms. Arrey as a result of the scheme, including $350,000 in residential property.
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