OCEAN CITY, NJ — A former maintenance worker for Ocean City schools was sentenced Tuesday to prison for defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs. James Wildman and Richard McAllister, a former Pleasantville teacher, received 37 to 46 months in prison for their roles in the scheme.
They previously pleaded guilty to separate charges on conspiring to commit health care fraud. The conspiracy centers around compound medications — specialty medications mixed by a pharmacist to meet the specific medical needs of an individual patient.
Wildman and McAllister recruited people from 2015-16 to obtain expensive and medically unnecessary compound medications from Louisiana pharmacy Central Rexall Drugs Inc., according to authorities.
Members of the conspiracy learned that certain compound prescriptions — including pain, scar, antifungal, and libido creams, as well as vitamin combinations — were reimbursed for up to thousands of dollars for a one-month supply. The conspirators also noticed that some