Janesville Doctor Charged with Prescription Drug Fraud

JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- A Janesville doctor is facing prison time for allegedly using patients names to get prescription drugs.

Dr. Richard Barney, 53, has been charged with 15 counts of Prescription Drug Fraud. An indictment says from January to October of 2012, Barney allegedly used the fake prescriptions to get oxycodone out of a medicine vending machine at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

If convicted Barney faces a maximum of 60 years in prison.


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