Associate director at VA hospital arrested for prescription drug fraud
Published: May 28,2012
JACKSON — An associate director at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Mississippi has been arrested and charged with prescription fraud as part of an ongoing investigation, authorities said Thursday.
Dorothy White-Taylor, 59, the associate director of patient care services at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, was arrested Tuesday and released on a $10,000 bond, said Michael Guest, district attorney for Madison and Rankin counties.
James Theres, the hospital’s spokesman, said in a statement that an associate director was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the VA’s Office of Inspector General. But he released no other details and declined to answer follow-up questions.
Theres referred questions to the Inspector General’s office, which declined to comment yesterday.
Taylor was charged in Rankin County with a felony count related to obtaining 12 hydrocodone pills by misrepresentation or fraud on Dec. 28, 2011, but there could be more charges filed in other jurisdictions.
Guest said the Drug Enforcement Administration and others investigated the prescriptions and turned the case over to him. He said the investigation continues.
Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel required Taylor to get treatment for substance abuse as a condition of her bond. The case could go to a grand jury in July or August.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Taylor had a lawyer. Nobody answered the phone at a listing for her in Canton.
Taylor has worked at the hospital for years, beginning as a nurse in 1977 before being appointed to chief of nursing in 2001, according to the VA website.
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