Pharmacy director at children’s hospital under investigation for embezzlement
The Nebraska Attorney General is asking the public health division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to take disciplinary action against the former pharmacy director at the children’s hospital and medical center. Investigators allege Lisa Kwapniowski embezzled more than $ 4 million from the hospital.
In a petition, Attorney General Doug Peterson describes the case alleging that starting in 2012, Kwapniowski forged bills at the children’s hospital for an invented drug called “Broxcilam” – and that these payments were passed on to a company called “RxSYnergy” – a company she created.
The GA document states that Kwapniowski admitted to making claims and receiving compensation as follows:
2012 – 6 invoices for $ 76k
2013 – 17 invoices for $ 216k
2014 – 28 invoices for $ 379,000
2015 – 41 invoices for $ 726k
2016 – 52 invoices for $ 1.1 million
2017 – 50 invoices for $ 1.1 million
2018 – 37 invoices for $ 849k
In total, according to the AG’s petition, from 2012 to June 2018, when Kwapniowski was sacked, the children’s hospital paid his company more than $ 4.43 million for what the state considers to be fraudulent invoices.
The children’s hospital and medical center told 6 News that when administrators learned of this “unfortunate situation” in June, Lisa Kwapniowski “… was immediately investigated, the employee was fired and the problem has been handed over to the competent authorities for further investigation “.