BAKERSFIELD – On October 6, 2017, investigators with the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Division of Investigation, with the assistance of Bakersfield police, arrested Nurse Practitioner Jasmine Hill, of Bakersfield, for allegedly writing prescriptions for herself for controlled substances using a physician’s stamped signature.
Hill is charged with
- two felony counts of identity theft,
- one felony count of perjury,
- one felony count of filing a false document with the state,
- two felony counts of illegally issuing prescriptions,
- two felony counts of making a false statement in a prescription for controlled substances,
- one felony count of using the title of a physician to obtain controlled substances
- and one misdemeanor count of falsifying a medical record.
In addition to allegedly writing prescriptions for herself, Hill allegedly made false entries into her own medical record to make it appear that the physician had authorized the prescription. Upon further investigation, additional prescriptions were found, which appeared to have been falsified by Hill using the signature of a second physician.
Investigators also found that Hill obtained a Department of Motor Vehicles disabled placard after allegedly submitting a placard application that included, what investigators believe was, a forged signature of her co-worker physician.
“We have a very serious issue in our country with prescription drug addiction,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “State investigators take on cases that include medical professionals who are suspected of breaking the law and illegally prescribing controlled substances.”
Hill was booked into the Kern County Jail. Her arraignment is set for October 18, 2017.
The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by DCA’s Division of Investigation’s Investigation and Enforcement Unit, Central Valley Field Office.