Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Indictment of Southern Kentucky Pharmacist
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a six-count felony indictment against a Russell County pharmacist for allegedly engaging to defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program.
Eric Grider, 43, a pharmacist from Russell Springs, Ky. was indicted on Wednesday, July 23. According to the indictment, Grider allegedly defrauded the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program by submitting fraudulent claims for prescriptions. The indictment alleges Grider billed Medicaid for a different drug than was given to the client.
The indictment was sought by Attorney General Conway’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control. Grider will be arraigned in Franklin Circuit Court on August 1, 2008.
Citizens are urged to report suspected Medicaid fraud or elder abuse by calling the Attorney General’s tip line at 1-877-ABUSE TIP (1-877-228-7384).
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