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Attorney General Hardy Myers today announced the conviction of registered nurse Jennifer Ann Green of the felony charge of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree
The Oregon Department of Justice Medicaid Fraud Unit received an anonymous tip in December 2006 that Ms. Green, a R.N. who worked at a dialysis center in Portland, Oregon, stole pain medication from a client. A subsequent investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Unit revealed that as part of her official duties at the dialysis center, Green performed medication reviews for dialysis clients. On December 26, 2005, she called one of the clients, asking him to bring in his medication to the dialysis center, which he did. Instead of doing a medication review, Green took the patient's Vicodin for her own personal use, replacing the pills with over-the-counter Tylenol.
As a result of the plea and sentencing on September 10, 2007 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Green is prohibited from holding a state license as a nurse. She was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail; placed on three (3) years formal probation; required to serve 160 hours of community service; required to undergo a drug evaluation and treatment; required to undergo a mental health evaluation and treatment; prohibited from being employed in any capacity paid with Medicaid and/or Medicare dollars and prohibited from employment where she has access to elderly or dependant persons.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit, and prosecuted by MFU attorneys.
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