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Woman sentenced to two years probation for writing fake prescriptions

Woman sentenced to two years probation for writing fake prescriptions

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A former office manager who wrote fraudulent prescriptions using her physician boss' name has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to serve two years probation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said Kristy Brucz, 35, of Buffalo, as office manager was given access to the Williamsville physician's prescription pad and a New York State-issued controlled substance electronic prescribing token, along with its related passwords. That allowed Brucz to issue 166 fraudulent prescriptions, using the physician's name, between 2015 and March 2018.

The prescriptions were issued in either Brucz’s name, or the names of other real and fictitious individuals. She filled nearly 1,200 dosage units from a variety of local pharmacies and diverted them for her personal use, prosecutors said. The controlled substances included hydrocodone and oxycodone.

She pleaded guilty in May to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

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