Woman pretended to be a doctor for over a year by using a relative’s license to work in a practice and prescribe drugs to patients
- Maria Macburnie, 62, has been charged with practicing medicine without a license
- She reportedly treated patients in Toms River, NJ, from March 2022 to June 2023
A New Jersey woman has been arrested on suspicion of using a family member’s medical license to pose as a doctor and dispense prescriptions for more than a year.
Maria Macburnie, 62, has been charged with unauthorized practice of medicine, forgery, health care fraud and three counts of distributing a controlled hazardous substance, the county attorney’s office said. of Ocean in a press release.
The alleged fraud treated patients at Shore Medical Associates in Toms River, New Jersey, for 15 months from March 2022 to June 2023, using a relative’s name and medical license as cover, prosecutors said.
The license holder was quoted as Dr. Fe Almazon-Condit, who is listed as an internal medicine specialist on various healthcare websites. She is also listed as a USCIS Designated Civil Surgeon by Shore Medical Associates.
Macburnie allegedly prescribed a series of medications to patients and filed multiple insurance claims, prosecutors say.
Marie Macburnie, 62, was arrested on suspicion of posing as an unlicensed doctor and a litany of fraud and forgery charges
Overview of Shore Medical Associates
Macburnie was arrested on Wednesday and taken into custody at the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Detectives from the Ocean County District Attorney’s Office teamed up with members of the Economic Crimes Squad and DEA agents assisted in the arrest.
Information about Macburnie’s attorney was not immediately available.
Prosecutors have urged anyone who may have been seen or treated by Macburnie to contact Detective Joseph Mitchell of the Ocean County District Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Squad at 1 (732) 929-2027 ext. 3532.
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