Winston-Salem woman under $5M bond for fraudulent prescriptions

Janet Lynn Ahmed

Janet Lynn Ahmed

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have arrested a female employee of Ardmore Family Practice in connection with issuing numerous fraudulent prescriptions over a several month period.

Janet Lynn Ahmed, 43, of Winston Salem, was charged 11 counts of trafficking opiates, 11 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud, 24 counts of obtaining prescription medication by fraud and 35 counts of identity theft.

Ahmed was arrested on Wednesday around 1:30 p.m.

An investigation revealed that Ahmed issued fraudulent prescriptions for 1,260 pills of hydrocodone and 2,670 pills of tramadol. The prescriptions were passed at a local pharmacy over a several month period.

Ahmed is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $5 million bond.

No upcoming court date is currently known.

The Winston-Salem Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this crime contact CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.