Former Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Prison for Stealing from Charity

The former owner of a pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky, has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for stealing $1.1 million from a charity called Chronic Disease Fund.

The former owner of a pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky, has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison for stealing $1.1 million from a charity called Chronic Disease Fund.

Adam K. Sloan, 37, admitted to using personal information from customers to defraud the Texas-based charity, which does business as Good Days from CDF and helps patients pay out-of-pocket costs for their medications.

As part of his guilty plea, Sloan has agreed to pay back approximately $815,000 to the charity. That represents the amount he was charged with stealing, as the government already seized the remaining $313,000 from his bank accounts, according to court records.

Sloan co-owned Bluegrass Pharmacy of Lexington LLC between October 2010 and June 2015, according to the indictment. After he left the pharmacy, he continued submitting false applications to Good Days for funding for patients without their knowledge, then stole the funds that Good Days provided. Sloan’s plea agreement showed that the patients he fraudulently enrolled didn’t receive the medications for which Good Days authorized funding.

According to his plea agreement, Sloan submitted a total of 260 fraudulent applications to the charity. His girlfriend, Jennifer Houska, 30, who worked for Sloan for some time at the pharmacy, helped complete documentation on 26 of those applications.

Sloan has been sentenced to 51 months in prison on money-laundering and fraud charges, plus 24 months for identity theft. Meanwhile, Houska has been sentenced to 2 years in prison on an identity-theft charge and 6 months for aiding wire fraud.

Sloan and Houska have been directed to report to prison on September 26, 2016.