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Feds: Colorado pharmacist on the run overbilled Medicaid, Medicare

Pharmacy
Posted at 1:01 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 15:01:22-05

DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors have accused a 63-year-old fugitive Colorado pharmacist of fraudulently billing Medicaid and Medicare out of $7.8 million.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver says George Sackey gave customers at his pharmacies in Aurora and Denver generic arthritis pain creams that his employees mixed themselves and billed the government for brand-name medication never delivered.

The Denver Post reports that Sackey has been charged in Arapahoe County District Court with one count of theft of more than $1 million and one count of computer theft of more than $1 million.

However, he has not been seen since posting bail and cutting off his ankle monitor in May 2017.

Prosecutors have filed a forfeiture lawsuit against Sackey's Highlands Ranch home and several bank accounts totaling more than $1.2 million in value.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com