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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Ocean County pharmaceutical representative, Florida doctor indicted in prescription fraud case

CAMDEN — An Ocean County pharmaceutical sales representative and a Florida doctor have been indicted in an ongoing $50 million prescription fraud scheme that targeted state health care plans in South Jersey.

A federal grand jury returned a 16-count indictment against Keith Ritson, 40, of the Bayville section of Berkeley Township, and Dr. Frank Alario, 63, of Delray Beach, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The pair allegedly defrauded the New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $2.5 million and unlawfully obtained and disclosed individually identifiable patient health information.

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