Bakersfield nurse arrested for writing controlled substance prescriptions to herself

Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 13:35:18-04

A nurse from Bakersfield was arrested with nine felony charges and one misdemeanor after allegedly writing prescriptions to herself for controlled substances.

Jasmine Hill was taken into custody on Oct. 6 after investigators found that she allegedly wrote prescriptions to herself and then used the signature stamp of a co-worker physician to sign the prescription forms. Hill also allegedly made false entries on her own medical record to make it seem like the physician had authorized the prescriptions.

Detectives also found that Hill allegedly used a second physician's signature and that she obtained a DMV disabled placard after allegedly submitting a placard application with a forged signature.

Hill was charged with two felony counts of identity theft, one felony count of perjury, one felony count of filling false documents 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.

Hill was booked into Kern County Jail at $132,500 bail. She will appear in court on Oct. 18 for her arraignment.