Former Margate Firefighter Convicted for Health Care Fraud

Margate Public Employee Convicted of Defrauding New Jersey Health Benefit Program.

Former Margate firefighter Thomas Sher has been convicted for defrauding public health insurance for $1 million.

Sher was found guilty of conspiracy and health care fraud. He was fired from the Margate Fire Department in March 2021.

Sher was one of the local government employees recruited to fulfill un-needed prescriptions, medically unnecessary compound medications.

Sher’s part in the scam paid him $115,000. So far, about 40 people have been convicted or have plead guilty.

Sher could spend 10 years in prison with a $250,000 fine.

Margate Public Employee Convicted of Defrauding New Jersey Health Benefit Program.

Critics blame ‘super-premium’ public employee health care plans and those in Margate City government for not catching this scam earlier.

Questions? Contact:

Margate Mayor Michael Becker (609) 822-0424

Margate Public Safety Commissioner John Amodeo (609) 822-0424

Margate Finance Commissioner Maury Blumberg (609) 822-0424

1 thought on “Former Margate Firefighter Convicted for Health Care Fraud”

  1. The health benefit plans that are available to public employees are under the control of the state, not the municipalities. All the prescription medications go through the state. It was not possible for the city of margate to find the increase of prescriptions because the state has that information, not the municipalities and the state doesn’t share that info.

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