California Woman Impersonates Walgreens Pharmacist for 11 years


From 2006 to 2017 Kim Thien Le worked at Walgreens as a pharmacist by using the license numbers of registered pharmacists to order and dispense prescriptions. She has pled not guilty on felony impersonation charges. During her employment at the popular pharmacy she filled over 745,000 prescriptions. This includes over 100,000 prescriptions of fentanyl, morphine, codeine and other opioids. A suit has been filed against Walgreens for, allegedly, failing to vet Le properly when they gave her the position. She did not ever possess the proper license and she was repeatedly able to bypass re-certifications and the internal systems for over a decade.

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