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Medical resident guilty of writing fake prescriptions for painkillers

Residency Program Insider, May 26, 2017

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A former medical residents at St. Louis University Hospital has pleaded guilty to illegally writing prescriptions for opioids. From November 2014 to February 2016, Kyle Betts wrote more than 70 fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers using the names of family members and former romantic partners.
 
Betts was indicted earlier this year in three felony charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery. According to his plea agreement, Betts pleaded guilty to one felony count of obtaining prescription drugs that contained controlled substances through misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, and subterfuge. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for August 17.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch



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