Moore County pharmacist indicted on theft charge

Courtesy: TBI
Courtesy: TBI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Moore County pharmacist has been indicted on a theft charge.

Robert Gray, a pharmacist and owner of Lynchburg Drug Store, is accused of submitting claims to Medicare for prescription drugs that were not dispensed by his pharmacy.

He is charged with one count of theft over $10,000.

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating Robert Gray in January 2015.

Investigators allege 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.

Authorities identified 76 Medicare claims totaling $20,617 for prescriptions that were not received by Medicare patients.

He was arrested Friday evening and booked into the Moore County jail. His bond was set at $25,000.