Police: Morehouse Clinic Worker Forged Painkiller Prescriptions

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EAST POINT, Ga.,None — An employee with the Morehouse School of Medicine Family Health Clinic in East Point was arrested Tuesday and charged with forging doctors' signatures, according to police.

Channel 2 Action News cameras recorded the East Point police special operations unit as it arrested Erica Wiggins. Wiggins was later charged with fraudulent issuance of medication prescriptions and 28 counts of forgery in the first degree.

Police accused Wiggins of forging the signatures of nine medical doctors, and allowing the improper use of narcotics such as OxyContin, Xanax and Percocet.

When asked if she was involved in illegally dispensing drugs, Wiggins only exclaimed "excuse me" to Channel 2 Action News photographer Eric Gonzales.

Gonzales also asked Wiggins if she knew why she was being arrested. Wiggins simply replied "no." The arrest followed a month-long investigation, said East Point police.

In a statement, Morehouse School of Medicine said, "Police have arrested one of our employees for allegedly taking and selling fraudulent prescriptions. The privilege of writing prescriptions is an important one in all medical circles and must be safeguarded carefully."

The statement went on to say, "We have cooperated with authorities throughout their investigation. Once the investigation is completed, policies and procedures within the facility will be reviewed and appropriate changes, if necessary, will be made to prevent the possibility of similar actions in the future."