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Nurse practitioner arrested for writing fraudulent prescriptions after being fired

Nurse practitioner arrested for writing fraudulent prescriptions after being fired
Posted at 11:38 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 11:38:51-05

POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been writing fraudulent prescriptions for former patients and picking them up at pharmacies "on their behalf."

52-year-old Jodi Levins was working for Massassa Medical House Calls, but was fired from the company.

Polk Counaty Sheriff's Office was contacted by Doctor Majuara saying that Levins was using his prescription pads to prescribe medication even after being fired. 

Majuara said she also tried using the same prescription pad, but tried to change the information to a new employer.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives found that not only was Levins picking up prescriptions on former patients' behalf, but she was also keeping the drugs for her own use.

Between May and October of 2017, 10 different patients were prescribed oxycodone-acetaminophen 10-325 by Levins.

The DEA then determined she did not have the authority to prescribe schedule II narcotics.

Detectives say the pharmacies she used were the Quick N Save at 722 E. Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland and the Publix at 2515 S. Florida Ave. in Lakeland.

She was also employed by Polk County Sheriff's Office for several years in telecommunications, crime scene and legal affairs before resigning in 2005.

The DEA is in the process of revoking her license and DEA number.

She was arrested at her current place of employment, Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.

Levins is charged with 32 counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, 6 counts of Criminal Use of Personal ID, and 7 counts of Trafficking in Oxycodone.