Pharmacist’s wife pleads guilty to fraud charges

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The wife of a former McCarr pharmacist has joined her husband in pleading guilty to federal charges.

Kimberly Gail Fuller entered a guilty plea to charges of health care fraud and federal benefit fraud last month. A federal judge accepted that plea on Wednesday.

In her plea agreement, Fuller admitted to helping her husband illegally dispense nearly $16,000 worth of prescriptions, by submitting false claims to health care benefits programs. She also admitted to misrepresenting her resources and income in order to obtain more than $10,000 in SNAP benefits.

Fuller’s husband, Howard Keith Fuller, was a pharmacist at the McCarr Rite Aid at the time. He was also charged and pleaded guilty earlier this year to health care fraud and illegal distribution of codeine. He was sentenced in June to time served of one day in jail.

Sentencing for Kimberly Gail Fuller has not yet been scheduled.