Woman admits theft was to feed addiction | AspenTimes.com

Woman admits theft was to feed addiction

A 29-year-old Glenwood Springs woman was arrested for stealing a prescription pad from a former employer and using it to try and obtain Oxycodone pain pills last year, according to court documents.

Daneille Ott was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and three counts of fraud and deceit — all felonies, the documents state.

Ott, a former employee at Roaring Fork Dermatology in Basalt, allegedly tried to fill the first prescription for 60 15-mg Oxycodone pills at the Basalt City Market on May 18, the day she was fired from the medical office, according to a police report filed Monday in District Court in Aspen.

However, “when she heard the price, she told the pharmacist she would come back with a new prescription,” the report states. Ott later returned with another prescription for 60 10-mg Oxycodone pills, which aroused the pharmacist’s suspicions.

So he called the dermatology office, spoke with the doctor who allegedly signed the prescription and found out it was bogus, according to the police report. Another employee at the office later told Basalt police that in addition to the prescription pads, $145 and three vials of lidocaine were missing from the office, the report states.

Ott was able to fill a similar prescription May 21 at Wal-Mart in Glenwood Springs, according to the report.

Ott admitted to a police officer on the phone that she entered the dermatology office with her key and took the money and the prescription pads. She said she has “problems with pain control” and admitted she “needed help with the addiction,” the report states.

Ott’s arrest warrant was signed by a District Court judge in July, though she wasn’t arrested until recently.


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