JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) - A nurse in Jamestown has been arrested and charged with stealing prescription pads to obtain oxycodone.
A federal grand jury indicted 46-year-old Samilyn Olson on 17 counts of unlawfully distributing oxycodone, obtaining oxycodone through fraud, forgery and subterfuge and conspiring to do so.
Authorities say Olson was working as a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Jamestown, which provides medical services to VA patients in the area. Olson allegedly stole prescription forms on at least eight occasions between May and September of 2010, forged the name of a nurse practitioner and wrote prescriptions for oxycodone. Authorities say Olson and others then filled the prescriptions at a local pharmacy in Jamestown.
Each conspiracy and distribution count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The remaining counts each carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison.
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