Aiken woman arrested for prescription fraud

  • Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 2:08 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 3:30 p.m.
Sari Nicole Nirenberg, 29, of Aiken was arrested on three counts of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud.
Sari Nicole Nirenberg, 29, of Aiken was arrested on three counts of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud.

In a cooperative effort with the Georgia Health Sciences University Police Bureau, Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have arrested Sari Nicole Nirenberg, 29, of Aiken, on three counts of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud.

ADPS investigators were alerted by the GHSU Police Bureau that Nirenberg was being investigated for stealing drugs from GHSU while she was employed at the Sleep Study Unit. Based on the ensuing ADPS investigation, Nirenberg is believed to have used the Drug Enforcement Agency prescription control numbers of two physicians that she worked with at the GHSU Sleep Study Unit to obtain controlled medications illegally. Using the DEA control numbers Nirenburg forged prescriptions and obtained controlled medications at an Aiken pharmacy on Sept. 29.

Nirenberg was arrested on Oct. 13 and transported to the Aiken County Detention Center. The case is still active and the investigation is continuing. Nirenberg may face additional charges as the investigation continues to unfold.

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