A Pennsville nurse who allegedly prescribed creams and vitamins to defraud insurance companies out of more than $6 million will permanently lose her license, the Attorney General’s office announced Friday.
Ashley Morgan Lyons-Valenti, 63, a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse, is accused of submitting fraudulent claims and prescribing medicine to patients who didn’t need them in exchange for $90,000 in kickbacks, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a press release.
The Swedesboro resident faces a 33-count federal indictment, which alleges she and two other people scammed insurance companies out of millions of dollars.
Lyons-Valenti was prescribing vitamin combinations, pain creams, scar creams, anti-fungal creams and libido creams — typically the job of a licensed pharmacist — when they were medically unnecessary, according to the news release. She also claimed to have reviewed medical records and completed exams on patients she hadn’t met.
Insurance paid out more than $1.25