RANDOLPH, NJ- Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of Shamus McGuire, age 48, of Randolph, NJ, for three counts of fraud.  Shamus McGuire was charged with one count of second degree Insurance Fraud, one count of second degree Healthcare Claims Fraud, and one count of third degree Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud.

The investigation was initiated by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit following notification to this Office by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP) of potential illegal activity involving fraud.   

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Shamus McGuire allegedly used a combination of different prescribers, pharmacies and payment types, over an approximate five month period to acquire over seventy-five prescriptions.               

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Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank Detective Brad Palatucci and the legal staff of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit for their diligence during this investigation.  He would also like to recognize the effectiveness of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program.       

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