A.G. Schneiderman Announces Indictment Against Pharmacy Owner, Pharmacist, And Three Pharmacies For Allegedly Defrauding Medicaid Of Over $3 Million
NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictment of Hin T. Wong ("Wong"), 49, of Manhattan, Mery Gooden, 58, of the Bronx, and three pharmacies. The indictment charges Wong, the owner of three Manhattan pharmacies - New York Pharmacy Inc. ("NY Pharmacy"), NYC Pharmacy Inc. ("NYC Pharmacy"), and New York Healthfirst Pharmacy Inc. ("NY Healthfirst") - for defrauding several government-funded healthcare programs, including Medicaid and Medicare, by falsely billing prescription refills and stealing over $3 million in reimbursement for medication they did not dispense. Wong was indicted for Grand Larceny in the First Degree, a class "B" felony, and other crimes. In addition, Mery Gooden, a pharmacist at NYC Pharmacy, was indicted for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and other related crimes.
- Date:November 17, 2017
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies