Accused imposter doc in NJ arrested for seeing patients and prescribing meds

The following is from The Daily Mail.

A woman from New Jersey as been arrested on suspicion of using a family member’s medical license to pose as a doctor and dole out prescriptions for more than a year.

Maria Macburnie, 62, was charged with the unlicensed practicing of medicine, forgery, health care claims fraud and three counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

The suspected fraud treated patients at Shore Medical Associates in Toms River, New Jersey, for 15 months from March 2022 – June 2023, using a relative’s name and medical license for cover, prosecutors said.

The owner of the license was cited as Dr Fe Almazon-Condit, who is listed as a specialist of internal medicine on various healthcare websites.

She is also listed as USCIS Designated Civil Surgeon by Shore Medical Associates.

Macburnie allegedly prescribed a series of medications to patients and filed several insurance claims, according to prosecutors.

Macburnie was arrested on Wednesday and placed in custody at Ocean County Jail awaiting a detention hearing.

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office partnered with members of the Economic Crime Squad and agents from the DEA participated in the arrest.

Attorney information for Macburnie was not immediately available. 

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