Pharmacist Pleads To Fraud Charge

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OLD FORGE — A pharmacist from Lackawanna County has pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

Peter Capitano, owner of Capitano’s Pharmacy on South Main Street in Old Forge entered the plea on Friday.

In January, Capitano was charged with filing insurance claims for fake prescriptions to Blue Cross of Northeastern PA and Medicaid between 2007 and August of 2013.

Capitano could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine when he’s sentenced.