N.Y. Woman Arrested for Reportedly Submitting Fraudulent Claims in Prescription Reimbursement

July 8, 2003

New York Superintendent Gregory Serio announced that an investigation into a fraudulent prescription drug reimbursement claim has resulted in the arrest of Lynn Blake, 37, of Middletown, New York who is charged with Insurance Fraud in the 3rd degree, Grand Larceny in the 3rd degree, and Falsifying Business Records in the 1st degree.

The investigation revealed that Blake reportedly submitted duplicate requests for re-imbursement expense of prescription drugs seeking to maximize the amount of monies given her after numerous motor vehicle accidents. It is alleged that Blake supplied her insurance carrier with receipts that contained information she knew to be false and, acting on this, her insurance carrier paid her monies she was not entitled to.

On July 2, 2003, Blake was arrested and released on her own recognizance to appear at a later date for a Grand Jury hearing. If convicted of these charges she faces up to seven years in state prison.

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