Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
Wow, our CrimeDiva today is, Nurista Grigoryan, 49, of Glendale, who was found guilty for her role in an elaborate $20-million healthcare fraud scheme that officials say involved a medical imaging clinic in south Glendale. But, right now she is on the FBI most wanted fugitives list and is believed to be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. She obviously did not hear about CrimeDiva, Wanda Lee Ann Podgurski, who fled to Mexico and sent a silly tweet message, “catch me if you can,” [really!] and within days she was caught and in custody.
This is a scary situation to me. Ms. Grigoryan was found guilty of posing as a doctor and writing prescriptions for pricey anti-psychotic medications.
According to records, she allegedly fraudulently used an American doctor’s name and license number when she saw “homeless patients” at Manor Medical Imaging Clinic in the 200 block of North Central Avenue. Ms. Grigoryan, holds an ‘Armenian’ medical license not an American medical license, allegedly filled out phony prescriptions, which were already signed by physician Kenneth Johnson. He was reportedly paid for allowing his name to be used for the bogus prescriptions. [Old my god, say it isn’t so . . . greed!] Mr. Johnson, 47, of Ladera Heights and Artak Ovsepian, 32, of Tujunga were also convicted in the fraud scheme.
According to records, the plot “prescription harvesting,” involved the clinic and other San Gabriel Valley pharmacies that allegedly re-billed government healthcare programs repeatedly for expensive anti-psychotic medications. The clinic’s operators funneled prescription drugs back to participating pharmacies and black-market wholesalers, where the drugs were relabeled, repackaged and dispensed again. On top of that, employees at the clinic reportedly used stolen identities to create thousands of prescriptions. They also recruited veterans, low-income seniors and Medicare and Medi-Cal beneficiaries to bill the government for illegitimate services and prescriptions.
Ms. Grigoryan faces the maximum sentence of 30 years, and she faces a mandatory two-year sentence for identity theft in federal prison.
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