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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rosebud Woman Sentenced For Acquiring Controlled Substances By Fraud

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman convicted of Acquiring Controlled Substances by Fraud and Theft was sentenced on June 17, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Bonnie Melissa Levy, age 38, was sentenced to 18 months of probation, a $200 fine, $38.75 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Levy was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 10, 2013, for one count of Acquiring Controlled Substances by Fraud and one count of Theft in Connection with Healthcare.  She pled guilty to Acquiring Controlled Substances by Fraud on March 24, 2014.

Levy became addicted to prescription drugs, namely Morphine, Hydrocodone, and Benadryl, in 2005 while she was working in Georgia.  In March 2013, Levy began working at Rosebud Indian Health Services Hospital, a federal healthcare benefit program.  Using her position, Levy unlawfully obtained Morphine and Benadryl for her own use.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller.

Updated June 22, 2015