Episode 212: Melissa Osborne – Diluted Trust, Chemo Pharmacy Fraud


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Former agent Melissa Osborne served in the FBI for six years. A licensed pharmacist prior to her appointment, she worked on a White-Collar Crime Squad in the Kansas City Field Office, investigating Healthcare Fraud, Telemarketing Fraud and Intellectual Property Rights during her Bureau career. Melissa was also a member of the Kansas City Field Office Evidence Response Team (ERT).

In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Melissa reviews the FBI major case code named Diluted Trust. The investigation involved Robert Courtney, a Kansas City pharmacist who diluted cancer drugs that he prepared for physicians. As a licensed pharmacist, Melissa Osborne lent her expertise to the chemo pharmacy fraud investigation. Robert Courtney pleaded guilty to intentionally diluting 98,000 prescriptions given to 4,200 patients. He was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. The Diluted Trust case has been a topic on an episode of “American Greed” called “Deadly Rx for Greed” and a documentary on the Oxygen Network show called “License to Kill.”

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