Lockport Pharmacist Indicted For Allegedly Falsely Billing $2.4 Million For Prescription Claims
CHICAGO - A southwest suburban pharmacist was indicted on federal charges for health care fraud, federal law enforcement officials announced today. The defendant, WALTER BEICH, the owner and licensed pharmacist at Lockport Pharmacy, Inc. operating as Corwin Pharmacy, was charged in a twelve-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last week, alleging he participated in a scheme to defraud various health care benefit programs in the amount of $2,400,000. The indictment also charges Beich with aggravated identity theft for his use of patient and physician names and identifying information during his scheme. The indictment also seeks forfeiture in the amount of $2.4 million, the amount of the alleged loss to the health care providers. Beich, 61, of Lockport, Illinois, was arraigned in federal court this morning and was released on a $4,500 unsecured bond and is scheduled for a status in front of U.S. District Court Judge John W. Darrah on June 26, 2015.
- Date:May 26, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
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