Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pharmacist Stole Patient IDs for Insurance Fraud

Chicago pharmacist Robert Kielar was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after being convicted of collecting more than $1.7 million through stealing the identities of unsuspecting pharmacy customers and making false claims to insurance companies for a drug he never dispensed.
" Kielar betrayed unsuspecting patients whose personal information he used."
- U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois
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Sources:
(a) Pharmacist Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Obtaining $1.7 Million From Health Insurers for Drug he Never Dispensed - www.justice.gov, 02/25/2014

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