Selected Reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending December 11, 2015
Former pharmacist pleads guilty in $232,000 fake prescriptions scam involving Medicaid and the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP)
A former Long Island pharmacist admitted today he faked prescriptions to steal $232,000 in a fraud that was uncovered in two audits*by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office.
The Comptroller reports that William Davis, the former owner of Davis Ethical Pharmacy in Rockville Centre, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree in Nassau County District Court for sending phony prescription records for reimbursement to Medicaid and the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) from 2008 through 2011.
Davis, who currently resides in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, agreed to make full restitution of $231,919 on or before his sentencing on January 27.
The improper payments were exposed when the Comptroller examined around $7 million in claims paid to Davis. NYSHIP provides health insurance to some state and local government and school district employees and their families. The state Medicaid Program provides prescription drug coverage for enrollees.
* To read the two audit reports, visit: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/093013/12s11.pdfand http://www.osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/093013/12s10.pdf
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli published the following audits:
State Education Department: United Cerebral Palsy Association – Rochester area: compliance with reimbursable cost manual