Law Enforcement Say Doctor Forges Names On Prescriptions
– A Decatur ob/gyn admits to forging names of other
doctors on prescriptions and being hooked on drugs, according to a police sworn statement.
is an ongoing investigation that came to a head late last week, a
Macon County state's
arrested 41 year old Doctor Trevor Lineberry on Friday. He was
booked into the Macon County jail and
posted $7,500 bond.
investigation started from an anonymous tip. One
prescription was reportedly made out to "Su Chi" Lineberry
back in January for Vicoprofen, but filled with Hydrocodone. Those
prescriptions appeared to be
signed by doctors Jeff Pfeifer and Kathy Schafer. Both doctors work
at VITA Center for Women in Decatur. When police asked the two
doctors to look at the signatures they denied it was theirs.
say Lineberry allegedly forged signatures on five occasions. When
arrested he had several empty pill bottles in his
preliminary charges include
forgery, burglary, and possession of a controlled substance.
It's not Lineberry's first time in trouble, however. His
medical license was already put on probation by the state's
department of regulation back in 2011 for obtaining controlled
substances for personal use by writing prescriptions in family
the VITA center nor DMH personnel could be reached for comment.
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