A friend of mine referred me to the following article about what's happening in Arizona:
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Jennifer Garrett on 10 felony counts after allegedly falsifying her income to qualify for more than $70,000 in state benefits. During the time Garrett aka Jennifer Haynie received state medical benefits, investigators allege she and her then-husband owned and operated a successful car restoration business in Arizona. In addition, Garrett allegedly purchased a Nissan 350Z and a Mercedes SUV while receiving state benefits.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System also known as AHCCCS launched an investigation after receiving a tip claiming Garrett was driving a Mercedes and living in a large home while receiving state benefits. Arizona residents must fall below a certain income to qualify for state Medicaid benefits. AHCCCS investigators say Garrett would not have qualified for state benefits if she had accurately reported her income.
"AHCCCS" is Arizona's form of Medicaid. Basically this lady and her husband have been defrauding the Arizona taxpayers by falsifying their income in order to get free medical care, including prescriptions.
This is, of course, despicable. If you work retail pharmacy, you already know that you have many, many patients that you suspect. Here in Snootyville I have several patients that I suspect are doing the same thing. I hope more people come forward.
I think maybe I'll make a few anonymous tips myself. Maybe I'm all wrong in my observations. If that's true, the innocent will remain innocent. But if I'm right, I'm sure sick of working hard so other people can drive around in a Mercedes while I keep my beat up old Camry running.