FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2016
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF DEKALB COUNTY
REGISTERED NURSE FOR THEFT OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest
yesterday of a former employee of a Collinsville area nursing home and senior care
facility for theft of Hydrocodone. Lisa Renee Bishop, 25, of Leesburg turned herself into
the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office and was released on $10,000 bond.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit presented evidence to a
DeKalb County grand jury in December of 2015, resulting in an indictment* charging
Bishop with second-degree theft of property. It is alleged that Bishop, a registered
nurse (RN) at Collinsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation, misappropriated narcotic
medications. A routine audit showed Bishop had administered narcotic pain
medication at a much higher rate than other nurses and had failed to document actually
administering the medication. Bishop was interviewed by the facility and by Special
Agents of the Attorney General’s Office. When confronted with this information she
admitted to stealing between one and five pills. However, documentation showed that
approximately ninety pills had been misappropriated.
Theft of property in the second degree is a class C felony with a possible sentence
of a year and a day to ten years incarceration in the Alabama Department of
Corrections. Because Hydrocodone is a controlled substance, the theft is automatically
classified as second degree.
Attorney General Strange commended the staff and administration of
Collinsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation, the Collinsville Police Department, and his
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the investigation of the case.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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