Manager of medical practice admits fraudulent prescriptions

A Nicholas County woman on Monday admitted to taking advantage of her position as manager of a medical practice by issuing herself multiple prescription medications.

Cary Lynn Eades, 47, of Mount Nebo, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to obtaining the prescription opioid pain medication tramadol by fraud, according to a news release from Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto’s office. 

On numerous occasions between January 2012 and March 2015, Eades used the names and DEA registration numbers of the doctors she worked for to issue herself prescriptions for the opioids. She filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in Nicholas, Fayette and Kanawha counties.

In February 2015, when one of the medical practices reported suspicious prescriptions being issues to Eades, the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force became involved. Eades was indicted in both Fayette and Nicholas counties in 2015 on more than 30 felony counts of obtaining a prescription by fraud. Her guilty plea in federal court reflects a consolidation of those charges as well as potential charges in Kanawha, the release states.

Eades faces up to four years in federal prison when she’s sentenced Sept. 26 by U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston.

Published by – Charleston Gazette-Mail

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