MANGUM, OK (TNN) - A Mangum pharmacist has been indicted for allegedly making $1.1 million from fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid payments.
According to the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office, Jeffrey Terry, 37, was indicted on March 5 by a federal grand jury. He faces 40 felony counts according to the AG’s office.
The indictment alleges that Terry submitted false claims to SoonerCare and Medicare Part D for drugs which were never prescribed or delivered to patients.
“I appreciate Mr. Troester [from the U.S. Attorney’s office] and his team for continuing to collaborate with us in cracking down on healthcare fraud in the state and for helping us hold perpetrators accountable for these types of crimes," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said. "We must do everything we can to protect the Medicaid system, which serves Oklahomans in need.”
If convicted, Terry faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the 40 counts and a fine up to $250,000. He would also have to pay restitution to the state and federal government.