Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Doctors Office Employee Charged With Prescription Fraud

An employee at a Wake County doctor’s office is charged with prescription fraud and trafficking controlled substances. A pharmacy worker at CVS on Highway 42 at I-40 called a Cary physician after Jill Whitfield tried to get a prescription for hydrocodone filled a day early. A doctor reportedly told the pharmacist the prescription was counterfeit. Whitfield, who worked as a medical assistant for the same doctor, was arrested at the pharmacy on multiple charges including obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, and two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. Johnston County deputies said they seized 117 hydrocodone tablets and a bottle of hydrocodone cough syrup from the 35-year-old woman. Whitfield, of Garner, was jailed under a $100,000 bond.


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