Police: Nashville woman files fraudulent prescriptions for opioids


A woman in Nashville is accused of stealing a nurse practitioner’s information and filling fraudulent prescriptions.

Metro Police were alerted after a nurse practitioner noticed unauthorized prescriptions while checking her account on the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database. State law requires heath care providers to log the controlled substances they prescribe. 

The investigation led officers to Olivia Nicole Smith. Metro Police say she filled a prescription for 120 10mg Oxycodone HCL tablets at the CVS on Harding Place last week. THe prescription was in the name of Vickie Welty who had never been treated by the nurse. 

Officers say Smith was captured on surveillance camera going into the pharmacy and picking up the medication. 

Police say she was arrested in Rutherford County for filling fake prescriptions using that same nurse’s information.

She’s charged with obtaining schedule drug by fraud. 

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