by Pete Mazzaccaro
Carl Dean, who last month opened the new Chestnut Hill Pharmacy, was arrested today in Montgomery County for allegedly bilking an insurance company out of more than $86,000 in fake prescriptions reimbursements. The charges stem from a pharmacy Dean owned in Blue Bell, not in Chestnut Hill.
According to a release from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, Dean collected reimbursements for 874 fraudulent prescriptions totaling $86,070.88, all of which were billed to Independence Blue Cross between 2007 and 2010.
Dean allegedly filled out the prescriptions in his name and the names of his wife and children in order to collect the money, which went into the pharmacy business. Investigators tracked down the payments by interviewing 13 doctors whose names were used in the fake prescription orders.
Dean, who lives in Erdenheim, turned himself in today and was released on $5,000 bail.