ANeligh pharmacist was ordered to pay $573,000 in restitution at her sentencing Monday for health care fraud.
Danelle Charf pleaded guilty in federal court in Omaha to making false statements related to health care matters.
Chief Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced her Monday to two months of prison, plus three years of supervised release, in addition to the restitution.
In the indictment, prosecutors said that, between 2016 and 2021, Charf submitted fraudulent claims to Medicare and Nebraska Medicaid while owner and operator of the Wanek Pharmacy in Neligh and Tilden Pharmacy in nearby Tilden.
According to court records, she filled prescriptions with the generic version of certain medications, then submitted claims seeking reimbursement for the more expensive brand-name versions of the medications.