Moore County doctor charged with writing fraudulent prescriptions
Posted November 18, 2015 5:01 p.m. EST
Pinehurst, N.C. — A Moore County psychiatrist was arrested Wednesday and charged with writing multiple fraudulent prescriptions for himself and his family members, said police.
Dr. Olin Mackay Fox, 60, of Pinehurst, was indicted Monday by a grand jury on six felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, four felony counts of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and two felony counts of insurance fraud.
According to police, Fox, who is a staff member at Carolina Behavioral Care in Pinehurst, misused his authority as a physician to prescribe Ambien for himself. In addition, Fox wrote multiple prescriptions for his wife for controlled substances, including Ambien, Temazepam, Lorazepan and Lunesta. He also provided controlled substances to his stepson, said police.
Police alleged that the illegal activity occurred over the course of three years and involved more than 5,200 dosage units of prescription drugs. Fox, along with his wife, used their private insurance to pay for the prescriptions, resulting in a cost of $14,242.44, said police.
Fox was being held at the Moore County Jail under $50,000 secured bond Wednesday afternoon. His arrest was the result of a six-month investigation conducted by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.