According to a recent story on ABC ActionNews.com, Detectives in Largo arrested an x-ray assistant for Prescription Drug Fraud on Sunday. Jessica Rhodes was arrested in her apartment on charges of writing over 120 prescriptions from April of 2009.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports the fraudulent prescriptions were used to obtain controlled substances and 21 were used for medical prescriptions. Of those used, 3,670 Hydrocodone tablets were obtained and another 45 tablets of Oxycodone. In total, Rhodes was arrested on twelve (12) Felony charges, including six (6) counts of Trafficking in Hydrocodone and six (6) counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud.Rhodes worked for a podiatrist for three (3) years, but had not worked there since June of this year.
A pharmacist for Target contacted sheriff’s detectives after becoming suspicious that Rhodes was getting the prescriptions every week from the podiatrist.
According to ABC ActionNews.com, Rhodes holds an active Florida Medical License as a Certified Podiatric X-ray Assistant.
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