A former Montgomery nursing home employee was recently indicted for theft of over 1,000 Hydrocodone tablets from a Montgomery area nursing home while she was employed as the facility's director of nursing.

Tiffany Alexander Fields surrendered herself at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on Thursday before being released on a $50,000 bond.

The indictment alleges that Fields, 45, on nine different occasions from December 2022 to March 2023, obtained 114 to 120 Hydrocodone tablets from the nursing home's contract pharmacy by submitting fraudulent prescriptions purportedly for residents of the nursing home, which she then kept.

After a complaint, the Alabama Department of Public Health turned over the claim to the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for investigation.

Fields faces nine counts of second-degree theft of property, a Class C felony in the state of Alabama that carries a fine of up to $15,000 and 10 years in prison.

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