Husband-Wife Duo Indicted In Case Involving Pharmacy Scam On San Diego Marines
The charges accuse the couple of defrauding the military’s health insurance system TRICARE.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Arrests Made In Alleged $66 Million Military Medical Insurance Fraud
A Utah pharmacy and the husband-and-wife owners of a Tennessee medical practice have been indicted on allegations that they used Marines and sailors in San Diego County as pawns in a nearly $66 million medical insurance scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. Jimmy and Ashley Collins, who own Choice MD in Cleveland, Tenn., made their first court appearance Friday in Chattanooga, a precursor to an upcoming San Diego hearing. ... Military members in San Diego would be paid to recruit other service members to participate in a fake medical study, according to the allegations. The participants were paid $100 to $300 to speak with a doctor in a telemedicine session and would be prescribed compound medication — some in cream form, according to details in a search warrant affidavit obtained last year by the Union-Tribune. (Davis, 1/26)