Police arrested a 28-year-old Scottburg woman for stealing money and prescriptions.
Courtney Brewer, 28, of 694 East Marshfield Road, Scottsburg, IN, turned herself in to the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg after Probable Cause was presented this morning by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office in the Scott County Circuit Court.
Sgt. Tracy Spencer from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was assigned to investigate the possible wrong doings and discovered Courtney Brewer, an employee at the doctor’s office, allegedly stole monies and controlled substance prescriptions.
The stolen monies totaled approximately $80,000.00 in U.S. Currency and there were over ten controlled substance prescriptions stolen and fraudulently written to her.
She was arrested on the following charges: Corrupt Business Influence, Level 5 Felony; Fraud on a Financial Institution, Level 5 Felony; Forgery (2 counts) Level 6 Felony; Theft (5 counts), Level 6 Felony; Prescription Forgery (12 counts); Level 6 Felony and Theft (6 counts), Class A Misdemeanor. She was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail awaiting her first court appearance.
The arrest was the result of a nearly ten month long investigation that was initiated when a local Scottsburg medical doctor noticed possible prescription fraud within his practice.
After noticing the possible prescription fraud he then noticed what appeared to be fraudulent transactions in his bank statements and other funds.
This investigation is continuing.