TAMPA — Some 50,000 prescription pills stolen at the urging of a Central Florida woman got into the wrong hands over a two-year period, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
In filing a criminal complaint, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa said the state's electronic prescription monitoring database shows the woman was responsible for at least that many stolen drugs between December 2009 and January.
Terrie Jaime, 42, of Apopka stole the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone from the doctor's office where she worked at the time, prosecutors said.
Along with Jaime, the U.S. Attorney's Office charged Harold Riddle, 24, and Eric Riddle, 23, with knowingly and willfully conspiring to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and hydrocodone.
If convicted of the charges, they each face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.