For the second time in six months, a Seminole County nursing assistant is accused of trying to steal prescription drugs from local pharmacies.
Channel 9 learned it was an alert pharmacist who recognized Oladipupo Badmus from his first arrest in September that landed him back in jail on Wednesday.
WFTV reporter Tim Barber spent the day digging through records, which show the South Seminole Hospital nursing assistant is still licensed with Florida's Department of Health.
Badmus was allegedly using the names of real doctors to get the drugs and had the doctors' names, contact information and DEA numbers because he worked with each of them at some point.
But the nursing assistant's plan came to an end at a Lake Mary Publix thanks to an observant pharmacist.
Investigators said Badmus bounced from pharmacy to pharmacy in Seminole County, picking up fraudulent prescriptions for thousands of sleeping and anti-anxiety pills.
Deputies said they arrested Badmus in September when he was accused of calling in more than 30 fraudulent prescriptions, pretending to be five doctors whom he worked with.
"He's an idiot and he was obviously just trying to do whatever he could to get the prescriptions but thank God for that pharmacist for doing his job," said Seminole County resident Mara Bierman.
Deputies said they alerted South Seminole Hospital and there's no word on why he's still on the DOH website.
Deputies said they did not find any evidence to prove the nursing assistant was selling the pills.
Barber learned Badmus is no longer working at South Seminole Hospital.
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