Former Nurse Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison
Orlando, Florida - U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell Terrie Jaime (43, Apopka) yesterday to six years in federal prison for knowingly and willfully conspiring to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone. Jaime pleaded guilty to the charge on August 22, 2012.
According to court documents, while Jaime was employed as a nurse, she stole prescription pads from the doctor's office where she worked. Jaime used the pads to write numerous prescriptions for controlled substances in her name and in the names of other co-conspirators. The prescriptions were then taken to local pharmacies to be filled. Jaime kept track of the prescriptions and would tell pharmacists the prescriptions were valid when the pharmacists called her employing physician's office to verify the prescriptions. After the prescriptions were filled, members of the conspiracy would provide Jaime a portion of the controlled substances.
This case was part of a coordinated investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Volusia Bureau of Investigation (VBI), and the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO). This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel W. Eckhart.