Cops: Polk nurse practitioner wrote fake prescriptions after getting fired

Jodi Levin. Photo courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Detectives say a Polk nurse practitioner supplied herself with oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions.

Jodi Levin’s booking photo. Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Jodi Levins, 52, of Winter Haven was taken into custody Friday at her current place of employment, Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.

Investigators believe Levins started writing fraudulent prescriptions for her former patients after being fired from another doctor’s office.

She would go to four Lakeland and Winter Haven pharmacies–a Quick N Save, two Publix grocery stores and a One Stop Pharmacy– to pick up the prescriptions on their behalf.

Levins was charged with 32 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, six counts of criminal use of personal ID and seven counts of trafficking in oxycodone.

Levins is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and former legal assistant at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. She resigned from the agency in 2005.

Detectives say the DEA is prepared to revoke her license and DEA number.

She’s being held on a $38,000 bond.

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