Police: Woman arrested for over 30 counts of prescription drug fraud

Published: Aug. 30, 2016 at 12:59 PM EDT
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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – An Aiken County woman is being charged with 32 counts of prescription drug fraud.

According to an incident report, investigators arrested Melenia Danielle Bohm on Monday, August 29 after they say she called in prescriptions for four people including herself to multiple pharmacies in Aiken County.

The report said Bohm was a patient of Dr. Kashif Naseem at Augusta Medical Care. Office staff told investigators that she had been a patient until October 7, 2015. Sheena Davis, a nurse at the office, told investigators that they received a called from Kroger Pharmacy in Aiken in reference to called in prescriptions that did not sound legitimate.

Davis told investigators that Dr. Naseem stopped treating Bohm when it was discovered she was calling in prescriptions for herself and three other individuals; Chad Bohm, Austin Bohm, and Karen Bedenbaugh.

Bohm called in and filled 11 prescriptions for Chad Bohm, 7 prescriptions for Bedenbaugh, and 4 prescriptions for Austin Bohm.

According to the incident report, she used her Georgia ID to pick up the prescriptions at Walmart Pharmacy, Aiken Drug, CVS Pharmacy, and Kroger Pharmacy.

The report said she tried to fill a prescription for Tylenol 3 with Codeine from Aiken Drug, but the doctor’s office advised them not to fill it. She successfully picked up prescriptions for 50 mg of Tramadol for Austin Bohm, and prescriptions of 3 mg Eszopiclone (Lunesta) for herself.

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said the case is still under investigation as other pharmacies check their documentation from related incidents.