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TRENTON – A federal grand jury has indicted two men on charges connected to a scheme to defraud state health benefits by targeting insurance plans that paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for certain prescription compound medications, receiving benefits and commission for the prescriptions they obtained, authorities said.
Keith Ritson, 40, of the Bayville section of Berkeley, and Frank Alario, 63, of Delray Beach, Florida, are both charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, as well as conspiracy to wrongfully obtain and disclose patient’s individually identifiable health information, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito’s Office.
Alario was additionally charged with making false statements in a health care matter. Ritson was also charged with conspiring to commit money laundering and