Federal Fraud Charges Filed Against Pharmacist

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OLD FORGE — A pharmacist from Lackawanna County is facing insurance fraud charges.

Authorities say Peter Capitano, owner of Capitano’s Pharmacy on South Main Street in Old Forge, submitted false insurance claims for fake prescriptions between 2007 and August of 2013.

According to federal investigators, a plea agreement has been filed requiring Capitano to pay back as much as $200,000.

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