Report Lost or Stolen Prescription Pads

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DescriptionOfIncident
8/6/2019 12:00 AM8/6/2019 12:00 AMChristopher EarleyNeurology/Sleep Clinic410-550-7925Baltimore City21224
Kaiser Permanente pharmacy compliance department called Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center because on 8/5/19 they received a suspicious prescription for oxycontin written on Dr. Earley's prescription pad. The pharmacist at Kaiser was suspicious, tried to call the clinic to verify. Per Nusheen, the pharmacist called what seems to be a Byaview number and also called again through the switchboard. He had confirmation that the prescription was valid each time.  The pharmacist was still suspicious and requested to speak to Dr. Earley. Someone impersonating Dr. Earley confirmed that the prescription was correct and valid. The pharmacist was still suspicious and did not fill the prescription. All this occurred around 1300 8/5/19.

We are still waiting for copies of the forged prescription at JHBMC to follow up.  Kaiser has reported the fraudulent prescriptions on their end as well. They will flag all Earley prescriptions and verify with a direct number we provided to them.  The clinic confirmed not receiving any phone calls yesterday to verify prescriptions.  We are also flagging the associated patient's chart in our electronic medical records. 

It seems that a prescription pad has been stolen, but not noticed by the prescriber.  The inpatient pharmacy at JHBMC has reached out to the clinic/provider to remove any remaining physical pads as part of the internal investigation.  The provider currently primarily uses the electronic medical record to send his prescription orders.  This is done primarily electronically, or at times, printed out from the system directly if needed.  The fraudulent prescription was written in an "old" prescription pad that is no longer being used.

Can a communication be sent out alerting all Maryland pharmacies about the stolen pads / fraudulent prescriptions that are using Dr. Earley's name?  If that was possible, I would also recommend including a direct number where prescriptions by Dr. Earley could be confirmed/verified (410-550-7925).
9/9/2021 12:00 AM9/13/2021 12:00 AMDr. Rishi GautamPsychiatryrgautam@lifebridgehealth.orgBaltimore City
Individual is creating fake EHR generated prescriptions from LifeBridge Health with a signature of Dr. Gautam.  We have confirmed they were not generated from our EHR.
10/21/2020 12:00 AM10/21/2020 12:00 AMMikel Danielspodiatry20 Crossroads Dr Ste 15
Owings Mills, MD 21117

410-363-4343
Baltimore21117
Message left for Board as due to COVID they are out of office.  One Prescription written on 05/04/2020 script for Jeremy Sanders DOB 02-02-1977 this is not a valid script- this individual has never been a patient in my care.  This was brought to our attention during a pharmacy flag for a connected party on today's date 10/21/20
4/17/2020 12:00 AM4/17/2020 12:00 AMMohamed ElkomyInternal Medicinephone# 917-828-0962Montgomery
I work at White Oak Medical Center,  Montgomery County,  Maryland and Calvert health  Medical Center., Calvert county, Maryland.  Someone broke into my car which was parking in front of my house in Fairfax County Virginia and stole 2 or 3 prescription pads. The prescription pads did have my DEA number.  I already reported the incidence to Fairfax County police department and  the DEA
3/27/2019 12:00 AM3/28/2019 12:00 AMSusan Bennett MDCardiology(240) 964-8740Allegany21532
The doctor had her prescription pad in her desk drawer. When she reached for it, it was not there.  In looking for it, she found remnants from the prescription pad.  She reported it to the office manager and the manger has contacted local police to file a stolen report and to obtain a case report number.  Local pharmacies have been contacted as well.
5/30/2019 12:00 AM5/30/2019 12:00 AMPaul J Meissner Jr DPMPodiatry410-666-3338 / 410-688-9238Baltimore21093
We were just informed that an employee stole a prescription pad for 90 Ultram forging the doctors signature with 3 refills circled that was filled on May 8.  Pharmacy was tracked down and made aware of this and police notified.
10/19/2020 12:00 AM10/19/2020 12:00 AMYarelis Guzman QuinonesPsychiatryoffice: 410-823-6408
fax: 443-279-0537
Baltimore City21230
Someone broke into the office, subsequently broke into the locked drawer and stole one prescription pad from the box where it was stored.
4/18/2019 12:00 AM4/22/2019 12:00 AMJanet Browne-AveryPhysician Assistant443-871-187621044
Last saw RX pad when working at Manorcare Largo NH in Largo, MD. Used it on 4/17/19 for several C2 medications in NH. This is the only facility where I write on the Rx pads that are then sent to Omnicare Pharmacy
10/21/2019 12:00 AM10/21/2019 12:00 AMAminullah AminiNeurosurgery1300 Spring Street Ste. 210 Silver Spring, MD 20910Montgomery20910
Office suite was burglarized and 200 scripts were taken.
10/21/2019 12:00 AM10/21/2019 12:00 AMMary IP Huang CobbNeurosurgery1300 Spring Street Ste. 210 Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-585-7900
Montgomery20910
Office suite was burglarized and 3oo script pads were taken.
10/19/2020 12:00 AM10/21/2020 12:00 AMBenjamin ElgamilPodiatry(p) 410-575-3668Baltimore21117
On 10/21/2020, I was informed that a prescription pad was stolen and used to fill controlled substances for a specific patient that is not and has not been under my active care.
6/17/2021 12:00 AM6/17/2021 12:00 AMClifford SolomonNeurosurgeryClifford T. Solomon, MD c/o Charlene Mayo (office manager)-410-553-8353
203 Hospital Drive Suite 200
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-553-8160 (P)
410-553-8159 (F)
Anne Arundel21061
Rite Aid Pharmacy (250 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD 21202) faxed over a request for a prior authorization for a RX for patient Kendall Davis (DOB: 10/08/1984) for Tramadol 50mg 2 tabs po qd #60 with 1 refill. Upon receipt to our office, we identified this patient was the spouse of a MA that used to work for us but was terminated in August 2018. The patient was never seen by Dr. Solomon and he did not authorize this RX.  We think that the MA must have stolen some RX's from the office upon termination, especially since the RX pad used was from our old office location when she worked for us and not our current location.
3/1/2019 12:00 AM3/8/2019 12:00 AMDrs. Aimee Seidm and and Adam PossnerInternal Medicine9420 Key West Ave #104, Rockville, MD  301-545-1811Montgomery20850
multiple prescription pads stolen from unlocked cabinet
3/11/2021 12:00 AM4/22/2021 12:00 AMMichael GeeMichael Gee
1501 M Street NW, Suite 450
Washington DC 20005
202-204-7092
Frederick21704
No physical prescription pad was actually stolen or used, just credentials. The prescription that was requested was not filled. However on 3/11/2021, One Medical received a call from a woman named Betty at Costco Pharmacy in Frederick, MD (ph #: 301-644-1482) indicating suspicion that a patient was providing a fraudulent prescription to be filled at her pharmacy. She faxed over a copy of the prescriptions which are attributed under the prescribing credentials of Michael Gee.
3/20/2020 12:00 AM5/20/2020 12:00 AMDiane HorvathOB/GYNWhole Woman's Health of Baltimore
7648 Belair Rd
Baltimore MD 21236
410-661-2903 - phone
410-661-2259 - fax
drhorvath@wholewomanshealth.com
Baltimore21236
Cleaning service broke into a locked box and stole petty cash as well as two prescription pads. One pad was pre-printed with ibuprofen 800mg #30 and the other was pre-written with promethazine 25mg #10. None of the prescriptions were signed. In the last three days we have received five verification calls from CVS pharmacies in the northern Maryland area for fraudulent prescriptions for promethazine with codeine and Z-packs. None of the prescriptions that were stolen were pre-printed with either of those medications.

Police report was made on 3/20/2020
7/27/2020 12:00 AM8/7/2020 12:00 AMBryan KatzPrimary CareHome 410-358-7762
Cell 205-222-4874
Baltimore City21209
Over the past 2 weeks I have received numerous calls from pharmacies to verify Promethazine with codeine. Although I write for this medication on occasion, some of the names did not match my records. There is a distinct possibility an Rx pad was discarded into the recycling bin accidentally.
9/3/2020 12:00 AM9/17/2020 12:00 AMKathryn Crosbypsychiatric nurse practitioner443- 438-7863X 202Anne Arundel21060
A prescription was filled for Xanax 1mg  count 90 at the Walmart in Glen Burnie using my name. The prescription was filled for a client that has been incarcerated since 2018
7/20/2006 12:00 AM7/21/2006 12:00 AMGloria Sasu co-signedInternal Medicine8204 Gorman Ave Apt 149
Laurel Md
Baltimore City20001
5  naturopathic medicine student  prescriptions pads stolen out of secondary home in Maryland. Report sent police,district attorney,state board
11/5/2020 12:00 AM11/6/2020 12:00 AMKathryn G. Crosbypsychiatric nurse practitioner443-438-7863 X 202Baltimore City21212
ongoing incident- original prescription stolen 2017 used again 11/5/2020 at Walmart in Glen Burnie of Chesapeake Drive.  This is the third fake prescription filled at this pharmacy.  The pharmacists  have been spoken to about this issue but refuse not  fill the prescriptions.
9/15/2020 12:00 AM9/15/2020 12:00 AMKathryn G. Crosby CRNP-PMHpsychiatric nurse practitioner443- 850-5297- cell
443- 438-7863 X  202 - work
kate.crosby@completew.com
Anne Arundel21122
I work in Baltimore and currently working remotely. Walmart  in Pasadena alerted me that a falsified / stolen prescription was brought in with my name-  reported to the DEA and made an online police report.
12/7/2018 12:00 AM12/7/2018 12:00 AMChris Majewski, Tanno KaurPodiatryChris Majewski, Tanno Kaur20876
Medical assistant maguy huseni strongly suspected of stealing prescription pads from either / both of two doctors she works under. Unknown quantity or intent.
12/28/2018 12:00 AM12/28/2018 12:00 AMRichard Colgan, MDFamily Medicine29 S. Paca Street, Baltimore, MDBaltimore City21201
Rite Aid at E. Eager Street called and wanted to confirm if the prescription they had was real.  Devon Allen DOB 10/13/93, presented a prescription for Oxycodone, the prescription paper was an old version and no longer used.  The prescription was not written &/or signed by Dr. Colgan.  This is a fraudulent prescription.
8/13/2018 12:00 AM10/25/2018 12:00 AMFaria Garhat301-618-5649Prince George's20774
Prescription for promethazine-codeine was wrongfully written under my name. Prescription was filled by a patient who was never seen by me.
9/19/2018 12:00 AM9/19/2018 12:00 AMDr. Secunda Wright-PerryDentist301-420-1464Prince George's20743
Patient - John Larry Jones came in for emergency visit - reviewed his status -was given Rx Motrin 800mg 20tabs and Penicillin 500mg 28 tabs.  Patient left and stole an entire prescription pad - presented to CVS on Minnesota Ave. Wash, DC (202) 396-2331 for Percocet 30.  Pharmacist called office to confirm this Rx.  Office Manager inform them this was not what was given.  The patient then gave the pharmacist crumbled up Rx for the Motrin and Penicillin.  The office then called back to request the Rx not be filled.  I called Maryland DHMH to report this incident and spoke with Ms. Lisa Guy - Division Chief of Reinforcement.
8/29/2018 12:00 AM8/31/2018 12:00 AMSteven John Lahti, Ashkot Sergeevich KotcharianMedicine410 502 6112Baltimore City21287
Numerous fraudulent prescriptions have been passed at pharmacies located on the east side of Baltimore County over the past several weeks.  The prescriptions are allegedly from Johns Hopkins Medicine and have been written for 5, 10 and 15 mg Oxycodone.  The doctors being targeted are Steven John Lahti, MD and Ashot Sergeevich Kotcharian, MD. Several different patient names have been used on the prescriptions.  The following names have been identified at this time:  Kevin Snead, Cekiara Williams, Anthony K. Wallace, and Terry McLain.  It appears that the phone numbers printed on the recovered prescriptions are not the phone numbers associated with the doctors.  If you need to verify a prescription that you suspect is fraudulent, conduct a Google search or check your contact lists to identify the proper phone number associated with the doctor.  If you do receive a prescription that you suspect is fraudulent, please attempt to contact the diversion investigator assigned to your pharmacy immediately.  If you cannot reach the investigator assigned to your area, please call me.  At a minimum, please make a copy of the prescription and attempt to obtain identification from the individual that passed the prescription and/or the individual that is attempting to pick it up.  If the information involved in this investigations sounds familiar and you have received one of these prescriptions and have not reported it, please report it to your diversion investigator immediately.  Your assistance in this investigation is greatly appreciated.
8/28/2018 12:00 AM8/28/2018 12:00 AMNichole R. WhiteFamily Nurse PractitionerNichole R. WhiteAnne Arundel20724
Upon completion of a credentialing packet for a new job, I was notified that my packet which included a copy of my DEA license was lost or missing. The copy of the license has the information on it that includes my name and  DEA number.  I have also completed a police report for the missing information and will also notify the DEA this morning once they are open. Please let me know if there is any further information that you need.
8/27/2018 12:00 AM8/28/2018 12:00 AMDr. Varada NargundPain Management410-787-8315 ext 12138Anne Arundel21061
Fraudulent prescription using Dr. Nargund's credentials (NPI and DEA numbers).
6/29/2018 12:00 AM7/18/2018 12:00 AMSarah JenkinsNurse Practitionercell: 410-303-4889; work: 443-297-3283Prince George's20904
Prescription pad(s) was/were unknowingly stolen from the Riderwood Employee Health & Wellness Center in Silver Spring, MD sometime between November 2011- August 2014.  The pads were under provider Sarah Jenkins' maiden name - Sarah Wheeler - which she hasn't used since August 2014.   Prescription refill requests were received by the provider (Sarah Jenkins) for patient Amy Longo from a CVS in Bowie MD on 6/26/18 & 6/28/18.  Ms. Longo was formerly employed at the Riderwood Employee Health & Wellness Center as a medical assistant.  When the provider (Sarah Jenkins) advised the CVS pharmacy that she had not written any prescriptions for the requested medication/refill, the CVS pharmacist advised that they had several prescriptions on file for Amy Longo under the provider's (Sarah Jenkins/Sarah Wheeler) name.  The CVS faxed the copies of the handwritten prescriptions to the provider (Sarah Jenkins) on 6/29/18 & it was clear that the  handwritten prescriptions had been forged/were clearly in Amy Longo's handwriting (the provider was familiar with the handwriting since she had worked closely with her in the clinic).   Baltimore County & PG County Police were notified, as well as Charlestown Security (the provider now works at the Charlestown Employee Health & Wellness Center in Catonsville, MD). A report/complaint is in the process of being submitted to the  Maryland Board of Nursing.
5/30/2018 12:00 AM6/20/2018 12:00 AMAbraham  B. Dabela, M.D. and Babak Razi, M.D.Nephrology12200 Annapolis Road, #223Prince George's20769
Suburban Nephrology Associates LLC terminated the employment of Ahmed Gbadomosi, PA. The termination was effective April 4, 2018. On May 30, 2018, a prescription written by Mr. Ahmed was presented to the CVS Pharmacy located at 10401 Martin Luther King Blvd. The pharmacist contacted the practice and the practice confirmed that Mr. Gbadomosi was no longer employed by the practice. The practice was not aware that Mr. Gbadomosi possessed prescription pads. A police report was filed with the Prince George’s County police on May 30, 2018.
12/10/2016 12:00 AM5/16/2018 12:00 AMJean WelshGeneral Practice11161 New Hampshire Ave  301-681-4860Montgomery20904
Mr Gregory Fine, DOB 04/14/1981 stole and has written many RX for himself on medical assistance.  Dr Welsh reported this a long time ago but it is still being filled by pharmacies in Montgomery County.  The phone number on the RX pad is incorrect.
4/9/2018 12:00 AM4/16/2018 12:00 AMKristin Reavis, MDFamily Medicine29 S. Paca StreetBaltimore City21201
Prescription fraud- Rite Aid at Falls Road (410-467-7004) informed us that Lynnette Williams DOB: 9/12/84 presented fraudulent prescriptions for Xanex and Oxycodone.
4/4/2018 12:00 AM4/16/2018 12:00 AMKristin Reavis, MDFamily Medicine29 S. Paca StreetBaltimore City21201
Prescription fraud- Walgreens #12790 contacted us that John Shipley DOB: 3/14/86 presented fraudulent prescriptions for Xanex, Oxycodone and Soma.
3/16/2018 12:00 AM3/20/2018 12:00 AMKirstin Reavis, MDFamily Medicine29 S. Paca StreetBaltimore City21201
Prescription fraud- UofMD pharmacy informed us that Jaron Reese (DOB: 4/10/88) presented with fraudulent prescriptions for Zoloft, Oxycodone & Alprazolam.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Jonathan WhiteUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Michael IsaacsonUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Leonard BloomUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Robert GoldmanUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Roberto PedrozaUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Gary FriedlanderUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Mark RatnerUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Robert SherUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Rx was presented to a pharmacy on 12/28/17. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person in question. The prescription was forged and had not been signed off by any providers in the office. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
12/28/2017 12:00 AM12/29/2017 12:00 AMDr. Ellen GoldmarkUrology3019683483Montgomery20850
Prescription for Percocet was presented to a pharmacy. Pharmacy had suspicion of prescription and called office to verify if prescription had been given to the person. The prescription was forged and not signed off by Dr. Goldmark. The police have been called and a copy of the prescription has been provided.
11/13/2017 12:00 AM12/12/2017 12:00 AMKristin Powell ReavisFamily & Community Medicine29 S Paca St., 667-214-1880Baltimore City21201
Fraudulent prescriptions submitted to pharmacy using prescribers credentials.
8/28/2017 12:00 AM9/7/2017 12:00 AMGary T SchwartzbauerNeurosurgeryUMMS Dept Neurosurgery 22 S Green St, Baltimore MD 21201 410-328-3113Baltimore City21201
My assistant was called by a Walmart in DC that a Mr Hazzard McCrae presented a fabricated Rx for 30 oxycodone. It is a printed Rx on security paper of a shape and form that our office does not use, includes my DEA and NPI number, office location which can't be found on the internet only internally here at UMMS and signed with nothing like my signature. Thus it is not a stolen Rx pad, but one made from scratch by 'McCrae.' The perpetrator left when the pharmacy called my office to verify.
8/16/2017 12:00 AM8/19/2017 12:00 AMJason Thomas GiffiEmergency Medicinejaygifdo@gmail.comFrederick21769
Dear Sir or Madam:
My Rx pads were not stolen, but multiple false Rx have been called in under my NPI as described below:

A first attempt of Rx fraud occurred via person (male voice) fraudulently called CVS 5437 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD claiming to be me (Dr. Giffi), providing my NPI number to call in an Rx for Phenergan. Pharmacist (Janetta) asked caller for my DEA number and the call disconnected. CVS called our hospital to confirm, patient info not in system.
Pt info called in: Monroe, Vanessa, DOB 10/08/67

A second attempt of person (male voice) fraudulently called CVS on 7th st Frederick MD claiming to be me (Dr. Giffi), providing my NPI number to call in an Rx for Phenergan. CVS pharmacist (John) contacted my hospital to confirm the Rx and CVS was notified that no chart existed for this patient and the caller was fraudulently trying to call in a Phenergan Rx. Info called into CVS:
Pt info called in: Madeline Payne, DOB 6/7/61, 301-505-6130, 2156 Jones Dr, Frederick, MD 21701 (all fake).

Please advise with next steps.

Sincerely,
Jason Giffi, D.O.
7/15/2017 12:00 AM7/15/2017 12:00 AMU. of Md. Baltimore Washington Medical Center410-787-4873Anne Arundel21061
The Emergency Department received a call from an outpatient pharmacy attempting to verify legitimacy of prescription written on a UMBWMC prescription with an ED physician as prescriber.  It was a fraudulent prescription.  One or more prescription blanks are presumed to have been stolen from the ED.  Police were contacted by the outpatient pharmacy and individual arrested.
3/27/2019 12:00 AM3/27/2019 12:00 AMSusan BennettPrimary Care240-964-8740Allegany21502
Dr's office called pharmacy on 3/27/19 to inform us that a script pad was stolen from them.