New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Director Vaughn McKoy announced that the Division of Criminal Justice – Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor has obtained a State Grand Jury indictment charging an Ocean County pharmacist with submitting more than 235 claims to the Medicaid Program for prescription drugs that he did not dispense.
According to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden Brown, William J. Adamshick, 44, of Lanoka Harbor, Ocean County, was charged with Health Care Claims Fraud (2nd degree), Medicaid Fraud (3rd degree).
If convicted of both counts, Adamshick faces up to 13 years in state prison and a fine of up to $160,000. The case will also be referred to the Board of Pharmacy for action it may deem appropriate with regard to Adamshick’s pharmacist’s license. Adamshick will be ordered to appear in Ocean County Superior Court for an arraignment and bail hearing on a date yet to be determined.
The indictment alleges that between May 2000 and January 2002, Adamshick, a licensed pharmacist in the State of New Jersey, allegedly submitted more than 235 claims to the Medicaid Program for a prescription pain-reliever drug known as Stadol.
An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice – Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor determined that Adamshick fraudulently billed the Medicaid Program more than $25,000 for Stadol prescriptions that were billed for a single Medicaid beneficiary but never dispensed to her.
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