Pharmacist Impersonator Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Identity Theft, and Money Laundering
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 24, 2012|
ORLANDO—Allen Gregory Schleicher, a/k/a Gregory Klonowski, (49, Ruskin) pleaded guilty today to mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering. Schleicher faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for the mail fraud charge, 10 years in federal prison for the money laundering charge, and a mandatory minimum mandatory of two years’ imprisonment, consecutive to any other sentence, for the aggravated identity theft charge.
According to the plea agreement, in September 2000, Schleicher fraudulently obtained a pharmacist license from the Florida Department of Health by using the name, date of birth, Social Security number, and pharmacy education of another individual (hereinafter referred to as “A.R.S.”) who was a licensed pharmacist. Between September 2000 and July 2009, Schleicher worked as a pharmacist in Central Florida. During that time, he submitted periodic renewals of the pharmacist license belonging to A.R.S. and received paychecks from pharmacies through the mail. Schleicher used the proceeds of his fraudulent conduct to purchase the property located at 1829 Raven Glen Drive in Ruskin, Florida, and, in his plea agreement, agreed to forfeit the property to the United States. Schleicher also admitted that, in 2004, he changed his legal name to Allen Schleicher by fraud.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Florida Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Haas.