Doctor's office turns in employee after suspected prescription fraud



ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An Orange County doctor's office turned in one of its own employees for allegedly stealing dangerous prescription drugs.

Investigators said Diana Javier, 27, stole hundreds of hydrocodone pills over the course of a year.

Javier is not a nurse, yet Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation agents said she was able to call in prescriptions for hundreds of hydrocodone pills.

According to MBI agents, the office manager at the doctor's office where Javier worked helped them catch her.

Agents said another employee of the office alerted the office manager because she didn't recognize one of the patients for whom the office had supposedly prescribed painkillers.

According to agents, the manager tracked down the prescriptions to Walmart stores on Chickasaw Trail and Sand Lake Road and asked a pharmacist at one store for a picture of the person who had been picking those prescriptions up.

Agents said the pharmacist showed the manger a picture of Javier, who worked as a medical assistant.

According to agents, Javier wasn't supposed to call in prescriptions without the doctor's approval. They said she used other employees' names, including the office manager's, when she called the prescriptions in.
The suspect allegedly made up patients' names to fill the prescriptions, and in one case even used a real patient's name.

WFTV reporter Tim Barber asked employees at the doctor's office and Javier for interviews but all declined.

Javier was arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail.