Two Charged In Winston-Salem Prescription Fraud Case

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem Police say two people were charged in a prescription fraud case Friday.

Officers told WFMY News 2 they were conducting a pharmaceutical fraud investigation at the office of Dr. Joel Morgan, Novant Health, located at 4622 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. Their investigation revealed an employee of the business, Candice Wilmoth, gave fake prescriptions for 10,230 dosage units of Hydrocodone.

Police said the prescriptions were passed by Richard Freeman at local pharmacies over a several year time frame.

Candice Wilmoth, 57, of King, was charged with 34 counts of Trafficking in Opiates and 34 counts of Identity Theft. Richard Freeman, 57, also of King, was charged with 34 counts of Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud and 34 counts of Trafficking in Opiates.

Wilmoth and Freeman are currently being held under a $5,000,000.00 bond at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.


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