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Wausau doctor convicted of prescription fraud
July 18, 2019, Wausau, WI
Thomas Strick, a former doctor with Aspirus in Wausau, pleaded guilty to five counts of prescription fraud in federal court Thursday.
Prosecutors say Strick wrote prescriptions for fentanyl patches to patients who didn’t need them with the intention they would return to him for personal use. He them allegedly offered those patients at home care.
The fraud happened between 2015 and 2018.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 9. He faces a maximum penalty of four years in prison.