Dr. Christopher May
Gibson County – Monday afternoon, June 4, at 12:20 p.m., Indiana State Police arrested Dr. Christopher May, 50, of Chicago, IL, after he turned himself in at the Gibson County Jail. A felony arrest warrant was issued for his arrest last week after a criminal investigation discovered he conspired to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and committed insurance fraud on multiple occasions. Dr. May was released from the Gibson County Jail after posting bond.
In April 2011, Indiana State Police Detective Vinnie Gieselman initiated a criminal investigation after receiving information from a Princeton pharmacy manager regarding a suspicious prescription drug transaction that was written to a Princeton mother by Dr. May. When the pharmacist contacted the mother about the suspicious prescription she denied ever being a patient of Dr. May. During the investigation it was revealed that Dr. May was issuing the medication to the mother knowing it was being picked up and used by the mother’s daughter, Hannah Winkler, 26, of Princeton. Further investigation revealed Winkler did not have money to pay for the prescriptions, so Dr. May was writing the prescriptions under her mother’s name and using her insurance plan relieving Winkler from paying the full price for the medication. Detective Gieselman discovered that Dr. May had prescribed medication in the mother’s name for the daughter on nine different occasions. The alleged offenses occurred between September 2010 and March 2011. During the investigation, Dr. May was practicing medicine in Princeton. He has recently moved to Chicago, IL. Winkler was arrested on September 20, 2011 for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and insurance fraud, both Class D Felonies.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Christopher C. May, 50, 2348 S. Homan, Chicago, IL
1. 9 Counts of Conspiracy to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud, Class D Felony
2. 8 Counts of Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud, Class D Felony
Investigating Officer: Detective Vinnie Gieselman, Indiana State Police
Source/Picture: Indiana State Police