Walgreens pharmacy employee arrested, charged in prescription pain medication conspiracy

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Posted at 10:03 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 23:18:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers arrested and charged a Walgreens Pharmacy employee and two other people for fraudulently obtaining prescription pain medication.

Pharmacy worker Dor Charika McKinney, 27, allegedly gave out customers' prescriptions to 21-year-old Robert Toran and 22-year-old Cameron Welsch. Officials say they would then use the information to purchase the victims' medication before they could pick it up themselves.

A citizen contacted police about his wife's medication after it was picked up by someone other than him or his wife at the Clarksville Pike location. After three months of investigating, McKinney admitted to her involvement in the scheme. The illegal activity began shortly after McKinney was hired at the end of November.

Police say 1,300 prescription pills were diverted from patients prior to her arrest. McKinney was charged with eleven counts of conspiracy to commit identity theft and felony drug conspiracy. Toran and Welsch were also charged with identity theft and felony drug possession. Toran is being held in lieu of $90,000 bond. Welsch is free on $55,000 bond.

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Dor Charika McKinney, Robert Toran and Cameron Welsch
Photos: MNPD

Police say more arrests are expected as the investigation is ongoing.