City health clinic employee charged with prescription fraud

An employee at Augusta’s health and wellness clinic was charged Thursday with prescription fraud.

Narcotics investigators charged Tammy R. Williams and her husband, Shawn A. Williams, with obtaining prescription drugs by fraud after Tammy Williams used her employer’s Drug Enforcement Administration number to call in prescriptions to an Aiken pharmacy for her husband, according to a news release from Aiken Public Safety Lt. Jake Mahoney.

Tammy Williams, 33, admitted to officers she had called in prescriptions for the painkiller Lortab for her husband at least four times from April to July, according to a police incident report.

She was employed at the clinic, 711 Fourth St. in Augusta, when it opened in January, according to previous reports.

Shawn Williams, 27, said he was addicted to the medication but denied asking his wife to commit fraud, the report said.

Tammy Williams is no longer employed by Healthstat, Inc., which operates the clinic, according to Bess Fuller, the managing director of marketing for Healthstat.

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