R.Ph. accused of making false insurance claims

July 24, 2006

Pharmacist William Schobert, who used to work at Nugent's Apothecary, in Medford, N.J., could face up to 20 years in prison for allegedly creating more than 500 false prescriptions for himself and his family members. Investigators have charged that he sought reimbursement to the tune of $80,000 for the fake claims over a two-year period from his insurer.

R.Ph. accused of making false insurance claims

Pharmacist William Schobert, who used to work at Nugent's Apothecary, in Medford, N.J., could face up to 20 years in prison for allegedly creating more than 500 false prescriptions for himself and his family members. Investigators have charged that he sought reimbursement to the tune of $80,000 for the fake claims over a two-year period from his insurer. Schobert, who was arrested, has been freed on $50,000 bail. The pharmacist had worked for 14 years at Nugent's and had resigned his position in March of 2004. His alleged insurance fraud was discovered by the pharmacy owner when the store was audited by an insurance company.

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