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Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in $65 Million Fraud Scheme

Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 1404 | 0 | 33 min read

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced that a nurse practitioner from Tennessee pleaded guilty to participating in a compound drug scheme that bilked the federal Tricare program out of more than $65 million in less than six months. As part of the plea, Candace M. Craven admitted to conducting sham telemedicine evaluations that resulted in prescriptions for expensive compounded medications, a scheme that has also been used to rip off workers’ compensation insurers. Craven pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fra...

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