Two To Plead Guilty to Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy, Identity Theft

Issac Earl Smith and Annetra Poole-Moore have agreed to plead guilty to aggravated identity theft, HIPAA violations, and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Joyce Vance announced Friday. The two used Moore’s position as a UnitedHealthcare, Inc. claims representative to obtain names and personal information of individuals eligible for the prescription drug benefit offered by the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHBP) administered through UnitedHealthcare. Smith, Moore, and others forged prescriptions using the stolen information and presented them at pharmacies to obtain controlled substances, which were then billed to FEHBP. Assistant United States Attorney Lloyd Peeples is prosecuting the case.

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