Beatrice man commits medicaid fraud

Posted by: KLKN Newsroom

Attorney General Doug Peterson announced this Friday that a Beatrice pharmacist has pled guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud in Gage County District Court. 

Tod Lundberg, 50, formerly owned and operated The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in downtown Beatrice. 

The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit investigated Lundberg, and found that he billed Nebraska Medicaid for the brand name of certain drugs but dispensed the generic version.  Medicaid paid Lundberg a higher price for the brand name version of the drug. 

Lundberg engaged in this practice for at least three years. 

Lundberg pled guilty to one count of Fraudulently Obtaining Payment on Behalf of a Recipient of Medical Assistance, a Class IV felony.  

He faces the possibility of serving five years in prison and paying a $10,000 fine.   

His sentencing is scheduled for March 2 at 1:30 p.m. in Gage County District Court.