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7 Charged With Using Medicaid to Pay for Forged Prescriptions

Brian Chase

Seven Broome County residents have been arrested and charged with presenting forged prescriptions and using Medicaid funds to pay for them.

The Broome County Security Division Case Integrity Unit and the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General announced the arrests March 20.

The investigation began after the Medicaid Inspector General’s office released the names of those who have knowingly presented forged subscriptions for prescription drugs at area pharmacies.  It was then determined that Medicaid was used to pay for the prescriptions.  Arrested and charged are:

  • Georgianne Pruitt, 42, Conklin
  • Ronnie Blanks, 56, Glen Aubrey
  • Robert Wilson, 31, Binghamton
  • Stanley Krizinofski, 48, Binghamton
  • Amy Pierson, 30, Johnson City
  • Heather Gumaer, 26, Johnson City
  • Jasmine Katon, 20, Binghamton

Each was charged with second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony.  All were given a summons to appear in Binghamton City Court at a later date.

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