NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Moore County pharmacist on a charge of theft.
TBI Special Agents and Agents with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, along with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating Robert Gray in January 2015. Gray is a pharmacist, and owner of the Lynchburg Drug Store. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Gray submitted claims to Medicare for prescription drugs that were not dispensed by his pharmacy. Many prescriptions were automatically refilled, claims were submitted, and Gray received payment for the refills. On occasion, patients did not pick up their refills. The investigation revealed that between November 2012 through January 2015, Gray did not reverse those claims, and did not return the money to Medicare for the unclaimed prescriptions. Agents with TBI and HHS-OIG identified 76 Medicare claims totaling $20,617 for prescriptions that were not received by Medicare patients.
On Friday, the Moore County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Gray, 59, with one count of Theft over $10,000. He was arrested Friday evening and booked into the Moore County Jail. Gray’s bond was set at $25,000.