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Nurse arrested for forging prescriptions

6 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 25 2016 Apr 25, 2016 April 25, 2016 10:51 AM April 25, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

THIBODAUX -Police reported the arrest of a Houma woman employed as a nurse for forging prescriptions.

49-year- old Vickie Ezell was arrested for unlawfully prescribing, distributing, dispensing or assisting in illegally obtaining of CDS.

On Mar. 11, a pharmacy in Houma notified a Thibodaux-based doctor that suspicious prescriptions were being written in the doctor’s name and filled at their pharmacy.

The Thibodaux Police Department learned that Ezell, who worked as a nurse in the doctor’s office, forged multiple prescriptions in the doctor’s name. Police also learned that Ezell was previously fired from a hospital and arrested for similar misconduct in 2005 and later convicted.

On the day the pharmacy contacted the doctor, Ezell claimed she had to leave early because her great-grandmother passed away, however, she lied and fled to another state.

On Apr. 19, the Thibodaux Police Department received information that she was back at her home in Houma.

After officers found Ezell, they arrested her on the above charges and transported her to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $50,600 bond. Police also learned that she had two active warrants for her arrest out of Terrebonne Parish.

According to the Thibodaux Police Department, the organization Ezell worked for at the time of her arrest does have an arrest policy, however their documents do not go back far enough to confirm that she would have been fired.

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