Patrick Alcindor, Harlem Pharmacist, Gets 13 Years in the Slammer

Patrick Alcindor could spend up to 13 years behind bars for scamming Medicaid -- charging for pricey prescriptions which he never filled, according to the Manhattan District Attorney.

Alcindor, who ran the ring out of a Harlem pharmacy, got caught in March 2010 paying an undercover cop for these scripts, including HIV/AIDS medicines and anti-psychotics. The former pharmacist was convicted of attempted larceny and tampering with evidence charges Feb. 10, but just sentenced today.

Here's what happened: Alcindor was the supervising pharmacist at Procare Pharmacy (1728 Amsterdam Avenue) and had access to the shop's bank account. He would buy prescriptions from Medicaid clients and then bill Medicaid "as if the prescriptions had been filled."

Turns out, the pharmacy didn't even have the meds in stock.

When the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector tried to get its money back after the arrest, Alcindor created an elaborate web of financial lies. He gave the office fake bank records, to make like he had purchased these drugs from a distribution company. Then, he even went so far as to send fake invoices to the law firm representing the pharmacy in court.

The inspector's office and D.A. didn't believe his bluff and successfully tried the case, so Alcindor won't be cheating Medicaid again anytime soon.

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patrick cody alcindor ran an series of rape parties in nyc where he and his friends hector,jerry sumayah and others drugged rapped and video taped people for profit. they shoul;d get him for the girl that did not survive.

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This individual Patrick Alcindor was never an honest guy. He cheated his way while attending his undergrad at Saint john's University. All his classmates never trusted him. He even tried arranging marriage for hire. He had always been dirty. He was never trusted by his own peers. He stole money to purchase his complex in Roosevelt Island in River Drive. I think an investigation should be execute on that too. He got away for many, but now it all caught up to him. Good job to the NYPD AND GOOD TO THE PUBLISHER OF THIS ARTICLE.


Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.


Did someone at some in sensitive hospital forget to tell him about "Penny Health". Also If you aren't employed and have no means of paying for treatment the hospital will file the form and get reimbursed by medicaid.

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