Employee at doctor's office accused of writing prescriptions for herself

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- An employee of a doctor's office is accused of writing prescriptions for herself without the doctor's permission or supervision, according to court records.

The doctor contacted Mishawaka Police on March 27 after discovering the employee was writing prescriptions, reports said.

The doctor said she became aware of the situation when the CVS pharmacy contacted her.

Police spoke with the suspect, 31-year-old Kaley Carter, about the prescriptions.

Carter told police after her husband died in 2014 she developed a substance abuse problem.

She told police while working at the doctor's office she learned where the doctor kept the pre-signed prescription pads.

Between March 13 and March 23, Carter admitted to using three forged prescriptions to obtain prescription medication, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The insurance company contacted the doctor's office when she tried to fill the fourth prescription, police said.

Carter has been charged with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit.

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