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      5-30-08  

 

 

 

 

 

PAIN MEDICATION
Teacher accused in drug scam

A Liberty Public School District teacher has been charged in Platte County with forging a prescription for pain medication.

Kerri L. Wisniewski, 34, of Liberty, is accused of fraudulently obtaining a prescription for Ultram, a non-narcotic pain reliever.

Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said Wisniewski was charged on Tuesday, following an investigation by the Liberty and Parkville Police Departments.

According to court documents, Wisniewski allegedly filled or attempted to fill several altered or forged prescriptions in the Liberty area during 2007. Court documents indicate she has been barred from obtaining prescriptions at several Liberty-area pharmacies for presenting altered or forged prescriptions.

On September 9, 2007, Wisniewski allegedly presented a forged prescription at the Price Chopper Store on 45 Highway in Platte County. The pharmacist contacted an employee of Wisniewski’s physician, who believed the prescription had been altered to increase the number of tablets from 40 to 140 and the number of refills changed from zero to four.

Court documents indicate that investigators later determined the prescription presented at the Price Chopper had been completely rewritten on a separate script from the physician’s office.
Zahnd said there was no evidence to suggest that Wisniewski had given or sold any of the pain medicine to any other person.

The Liberty Public School District website lists Wisniewski as a health teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School.

Wisniewski is charged with forgery. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison. Her bond has been set at $5,000.

The case was investigated by the Liberty and Parkville Police Departments. It is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Chris Seufert.

 
 

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