Pharmacy Owner Sentenced


Danelle Charf was sentenced to two months in prison for making a false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement in connection with health care services. She was also ordered to pay more than $570,000 in restitution to Medicare and Medicaid. Her pharmacies, Wanek Pharmacy and Tilden Pharmacy, billed for name brands while dispensing generic medications. Charf also submitted claims for prescriptions where the pharmacy anticipated that the prescription would not be filled by the customer and had not, in fact, been filled. Read a Department of Justice press release.

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