Posted Monday, August 13th, 2018

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of Shamus McGuire, 48, of Randolph, for three counts of fraud related to prescriptions obtained through a combination of providers.

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McGuire has been charged with one count of second degree Insurance Fraud, one count of second degree Healthcare Claims Fraud, and one count of third degree Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud.

The investigation was initiated by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit after it was notified of potential illegal activity by the state Consumer Affairs Prescription Monitoring Program.

During 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 would like to thank Detective Brad Palatucci and the legal staff of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit for their diligence during this investigation.  He also would like to recognize the effectiveness of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program.

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