A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrest Of Rochester Man For Misusing Medicaid To Sell Opioid Prescriptions
ROCHESTER-Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of Ronald Lockwood, 44, for allegedly misusing Medicaid benefits to illegally fill and sell opioid prescriptions. The arrest follows an extensive joint investigation, in which the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit collaborated with law enforcement partners to uncover that Lockwood allegedly caused Medicaid to be billed over $12,000 for 12,500 Oxycodone pills and sold them to drug dealers in the Rochester area. The complaint, filed in Greece Town Court, charges Lockwood with Criminal Possession and Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both B felonies, and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony. If convicted, Lockwood faces up to nine years in prison.
- Date:October 25, 2017
- Agency:New York Attorney General
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