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Federal grand jury issues 50-count indictment in $50M N.J. health fraud case

A federal grand jury in Camden on Friday returned a 50-count indictment that charges seven people with defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $50 million.

The indictment alleges the defendants by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey.

William Hickman, 42, Sara Hickman, 42, Thomas Schallus, 42, Thomas Sher, 46, all of Northfield; Brian Pugh,…

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