Two Doctors, Physician Assistants Face Forged Prescription Charges

November 25, 2013
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Four Fayette Regional Health System employees are facing charges after an investigation by the Indiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

A complaint was received by the attorney generals office via email, launching an investigation into alleged instances of forged prescriptions for medications at the facility.

According to court documents, the following individuals were charged:

  • Jerry Ferryman, 50, a physician’s assistant, is charged with six Class A felony counts and one Class B felony count of dealing in a narcotic drug, and seven counts of forgery as a Class C felony.
  • Dr. Daniel Palmer, 56, is charged with seven Class A felony counts and two Class B felony counts of conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug, two Class A felony counts and one Class B felony count of conspiracy to deal in a controlled substance, and 11 counts of conspiracy to commit forgery as a Class C felony.
  • Dr. David Ringel, 54, is charged with two Class A felony counts and eight class B felony counts of conspiracy to dealing in a controlled substance and nine Class C felony counts of conspiracy to commit forgery.

David M. Wulff, a physician’s assistant at the facility, was previously charged for dealing in narcotics, dealing in controlled substances, forgery and acquiring controlled substances by fraud.

Authorities believe that the two physicians pre-signed prescription forms and a physician’s assistant used those forms to write unlawful prescriptions.

Ferryman, Dr. Palmer, and Dr. Ringel were arrested and bonded out of the Fayette County Jail on Nov. 15.

 

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