This was announced by Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Kemp allegedly received blank prescription papers from staff members of multiple Connecticut medical offices, according to criminal records and testimony in court.
He sold some of the prescription paper to other people for thousands of dollars while also keeping part of it for himself. Kemp and his accomplices enlisted “runners,” who were frequently people who were eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, to fill false prescriptions at numerous pharmacies.
The Prescription Fraud Scheme
Each prescription was filled up by Kemp and his accomplices with the runner’s personal information, and a doctor’s signature was faked. In exchange for about $50 per prescription, the runner had the fake prescription filled at a pharmacy using their Medicaid or Medicare insurance before giving Kemp and his accomplices the drugs.
The people with opioid addictions were sold the drugs by Kemp and his other accomplices. At least 150 oxycodone prescriptions were filled fraudulently by Kemp and his accomplices, virtually all of which were for 150 30-mg oxycodone tablets.
Kemp was mandated to pay $48,836.14 in restitution by Judge Bolden. The day of the arrest was August 2, 2019. He entered a plea of guilty to one count of conspiring to possess oxycodone with the purpose to distribute it and to distribute it before the U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport on July 5, 2022.
On July 5, Kemp, who is out on a $150,000 bail, must go to jail. The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Vernon Police Department, and the New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad of the Drug Enforcement Administration all looked into this case. John T. Pierpont, Jr., an assistant US attorney, prosecuted the case.