RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Randolph Township man is facing three counts of fraud, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.
Shamus McGuire, 48, was charged with second-degree insurance fraud, second-degree healthcare claims fraud and third-degree obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud.
The investigation was initiated by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit following notification to this Office by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Prescription Monitoring Program of potential illegal activity involving fraud.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that McGuire allegedly used a combination of different prescribers, pharmacies and payment types, over an approximate five month period to acquire over seventy-five prescriptions.
Prosecutor Knapp thanked Detective Brad Palatucci and the legal staff of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit for their diligence during this investigation. He would also like to recognize the effectiveness of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program.