LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin police arrested an employee of Dr. Alexander Orlov, D.O. for felony prescription fraud. Their investigation allegedly triggered by the doctor himself, whose recent health care fraud conviction sends him to a federal prison.
Court documents state Dr. Orlov alerted LPD after receiving numerous prescription forms with his name on it. However, they were written for people who were not his patients.
Corporal Strickland began an investigation into the complaint. According to the arrest affidavit, Strickland believed that a former or current employee of Dr. Orlov may have stolen a prescription pad.
Then, he received information that allegedly confirmed that a current employee was selling prescription forms for cash.
Scott Landers was identified as the employee, who has since the investigation, is no longer working for Dr. Orlov.
Strickland then contacted the various Lufkin pharmacies where the prescriptions had been filled. The arrest affidavit reports The Medicine Shoppe on Frank St. had filled five prescriptions for Landers that included Alprozolam (Xanax) and Carisoprodol (muscle relaxant).
The report also claims CVS has filled one prescriptions for Landers.
Alprazolam and Carisoprodol are class 4 narcotics. LPD is charging Landers on 6 counts of 3rd degree felony prescription fraud.