Twin pharmacists in NJ sentenced in fraud case

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 14, 2014 at 6:54 am •  Published: March 14, 2014
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Twins who owned a northern New Jersey pharmacy are going to federal prison for 42 months for conspiring to commit health care fraud.

Prosecutors say Robert and William Carlucci reaped at least $1/5 million by defrauding patients, Medicaid and insurance companies over 15 years. The 70-year-olds owned West Orange Pharmacy.

Officials say the twins would bill insurers for full prescriptions while giving customers fewer pills. Officials also say they substituted cheaper generic drugs for brand-name prescriptions without telling patients or insurers.