Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Filling Fake Prescriptions

A pharmacist who filled nearly 5000 fraudulent prescriptions has been sentenced to prison for 63 months.

A pharmacist who filled nearly 5000 fraudulent prescriptions has been sentenced to prison for 63 months.

The US attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stated Bevis Vanterpool, 37, of Philadelphia, was involved in money laundering and conspiracy related to dispensing oxycodone.

Vanterpool’s conviction was based on illicit activities between May 2010 and December 19, 2011, at TraceMark Pharmacy, which he owned and operated.

According to the US attorney’s office, the pharmacist filled fake prescriptions for at least 447,761 mg of oxycodone.

Vanterpool knew that the prescriptions were forged and fraudulent, as they had not been written by physicians,” the press release stated.

His money laundering netted him at least $1.18 million.

He will have to pay a fine of $1000 and special assessment of $200, as well as undergo 3 years of supervised release after his prison time.