2 Remaining Burns Drug Stores to Close

By Mark Hoffman; Judy Kroeger | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 1, 2009 | Go to article overview

2 Remaining Burns Drug Stores to Close


Mark Hoffman; Judy Kroeger, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


The Burns Drug stores, longtime fixtures in Scottdale and Connellsville, will close this week.

Co-owner Tedi Tufano, whose father, Bernard Stern, founded the Connellsville business in 1937, said the slow economy has hurt the business she owns with her brothers, Louis Stern and Jay Stern.

Both Louis and Jay Stern were charged last year by the state Attorney General's Office with two counts of insurance fraud and one count each of theft by deception, criminal conspiracy and tampering with public records or information. Both are free on $50,000 bond in the case, expected to go to court this month.

Also named as defendants are Burns Wholesale Drug Corp., 131 W. Crawford Ave., Connellsville, and former Burns pharmacist Chris M. Ruby.

The charges against the Sterns, filed in October 2008, stem from an alleged scheme operated between June 26, 2003, and Aug. 10, 2006, in which about 1,700 fraudulent prescriptions written in the names of Stern family members and Ruby were billed to insurance companies. Fraudulent prescriptions were billed before, during and after Ruby's employment at Burns Drugs, the state alleges.

Ruby, 35, of Greensburg pleaded guilty to insurance fraud. He was sentenced Monday in Fayette County by President Judge Conrad Capuzzi to pay $8,112 in restitution to four insurance companies and the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, and to serve two years' probation, with the stipulation that Ruby testify against his co- defendants. …

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