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Johnson City nurse charged with getting drugs by faking prescriptions for special needs residents

September 30th, 2011 5:50 pm by Staff Report

A nurse who worked for an agency serving people with development delays in Johnson City was arrested Thursday on charges that she obtained controlled substances by falsifying prescriptions for residents in her care.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Friday the arrest of Erin Tipton, 34, Erwin, a licensed practical nurse, after a Washington County grand jury indicted her earlier this month on 42 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, deceit or theft.
The TBI said Tipton was employed as a medical coordinator at Core Services of Northeast Tennessee in Johnson City when she submitted falsified prescriptions for three residents then kept the controlled substances when they were delivered to the facility. The offenses began occurring in 2007.
Tipton was released from the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance Nov. 18.
The TBI worked with the Johnson City Police Department on the case.

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