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

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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.


    • Stephen Melton

      Just quessing here, but since bond is set on several factors, since she had been doing it, worked in a place where trust is a factor, last name MAY have connections out of country or would possibly give the magistrate reason to believe shes a flight risk……set it high…if they cant pay it, then by God they have a court date…if they can pay it..more power to them, just shows that there was a reason indeed it was set high.


    Frank..first of all these are all class A felonys. This individual was trafficking in a controlled substance andobtaining controlled substances by fraud. she is lucky if she even ever gets out of prison. Since when has a child killer ever received a $10,000 bond that’s a new one to me?

  • Keith

    The only Class A Felony is murder. And the only sentence that can be handed down from a conviction of a class A felony is death or life in prison. Here is the link to the chart

    The highest level Felony it can be is a class C Which depending on how many times she has been in trouble can carry anywhere from 44 months to 182 months. BUt these could also be class E and F felonies as well.

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