Police: Medical workers stole patient info for narcotic prescriptions

Three people are facing charges related to exploiting disabled people and pets for narcotic pain prescriptions, Cherokee County officials said Wednesday.

Shelby Oryan Scoville of Woodstock was the latest arrest in a monthslong investigation by the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

She was originally arrested Jan. 3 on violation of probation charges out of Holly Springs. The charges related to drugs were added two days later, officials said.

The 32-year-old veterinary technician was employed with Hollyberry Animal Clinic in Roswell when she allegedly created fake prescriptions in the name of her dog.

Scoville is accused of filling the fradulent prescriptions for alprazolam and the narcotic Tramadol, which are often given for anxiety and pain, respectively. She faces identity theft, fraud and forgery charges, officials said.

Tiffany Martin, a 30-year-old employee of WellStar Neurosurgery, was allegedly involved in stealing prescriptions written for patients. Officials said she stole insurance information from the WellStar office and turned in to pharmacies prescriptions for Oxycodone, an opioid pain medication.

Those prescriptions were stolen from a disabled 47-year-old neurosurgery patient and filled by Dewaski Martin, officials said. Tiffany Martin also called in prescriptions for Xanax, a brand name anxiety medication.

Police first arrested Dewaski Martin on Nov. 20 and arrested Tiffany Martin on Dec. 18. Both face charges of identity theft, acquisition of controlled substance by fraud and forgery.

Anyone with information about drug abuse or dealing can call in tips anonymously to (770) 345-7920, or speak to an agent by calling (678) 493-7625.

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