Ventnor Cop, Two Margate Firefighters Charged In Prescription Drug Scheme

A Ventnor police officer and two Margate firefighters are among seven people indicted this week in an alleged $50 million prescription drug scheme involving public employees, the latest charges in an investigation that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas. Among those indicted, Ventnor police officer Thomas Schallus and brothers John Sher and Thomas Sher, both Margate firefighters. Authorities say the defendants exploited the fact that some state and local government employees had insurance that covered expensive compound medications such as pain, scar, antifungal and libido creams. Reimbursements ran as high as thousands of dollars for a one-month supply.

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