ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene orthodontist is accused of filling prescriptions in multiple patients’ names then picking them up and taking them himself.
Victor Lee, 38, was arrested Monday for Possession of a Controlled Substance by Fraud.
Court documents reveal a pharmacy contacted Abilene police in June of 2017 after a man, who identified himself as Dr. Victor Lee, called in suspicious prescriptions for two patients for Xanax and Klonopin.
The pharmacy says Lee was “unable to provide his DEA number and attempted to give three different ones which were not correct,” according to the documents.
During the investigation, police found another patient Lee was using to fill prescriptions, and the documents state this patient claimed Lee had prescribed her flu medicine, and at the same time, also called in prescriptions for Alprazolam and Clonazepam in her name.
She says Lee picked up the latter prescriptions and took the pills, and the documents state the patients also “knew that Lee would fill prescription in his parents’ names for Xanax and Klonopin.”
Lee was released from jail after posting a $15,000 bond.
In light of Dr. Lee’s arrest, his place of employment, Lee Orthodontics, released the following statement:
These charges are being brought about by a disgruntled ex-girlfriend, who has a financial obligation to Dr. Lee and we feel that she is using these charges to retaliate.
Dr. Lee will continue to see patients as normal and we will continue to provide the quality care our patients have experienced for over the past 10 years.
We have a legal team and counsel handling the case and we are confident the truth will come out.