Osteopathic Medical Doctor Charged in Prescription Fraud Case

A San Diego doctor stands accused of 11 felony charges for allegedly prescribing controlled substances for his own use.

Dr. Robert Scott Klein is scheduled to appear in San Diego Superior Court on June 8, 2018. Klein has been charged with two counts of identity theft, one count of insurance fraud and eight counts of prescription forgery.

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation – Investigation and Enforcement Unit San Diego Field Office, investigated Klein at the request of the Osteopathic Medical Board.

Investigators found that in August and October 2016, Klein allegedly obtained prescriptions for Ambien using a patient’s identity and insurance information. The prescriptions were fraudulently called-in to a pharmacy using another medical provider’s name. Further investigation found that in June and August 2016, Klein allegedly obtained prescriptions for Ambien using a family member’s identity and insurance information, by calling-in a prescription using a second medical provider’s name. Additionally, from 2014 to 2016, Klein allegedly used his own name to prescribe prescriptions for Ambien, Ativan, Restoril, and Soma in the names of his family member and a neighbor. None of these individuals received the medications.

On behalf of the Osteopathic Medical Board, the Attorney General’s Office will be requesting an Interim Suspension Order to limit Klein’s ability to practice as an Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon.