Pharmacy Owner Indicted Over $2.6M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A Maryland pharmacy owner and two workers committed health care fraud and identity theft when they filed $2.6 million in false Medicare and Medicaid claims, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Reddy Annappareddy, who owns Maryland-based pharmacy chain Pharmacare LLC, ran the scheme from 2007 through this month alongside two of his workers, Jigar Patel and Vipinkumar Patel, prosecutors say.

Whenever a customer’s prescription was due for a refill, the trio would process the refill even when the customer didn’t request it, according to the...
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