65-year-old Indiana doctor accused of trading fake Methadone prescriptions for sex
A 65-year-old Indiana doctor was arrested at his office on Wednesday and accused of writing more than 150 fake prescriptions in exchange for sex.
WSBT-TV reported that Charles Edward Myers entered the arrangement with a local sex worker after paying between $5,000 and $10,000 to have sex with her over a two-year period. He faces two felony counts of dealing in a controlled substance.
Police documents (PDF) state that the affair began when she visited his office in 2010, when he paid her $1,000 to have sex.
“She knew Dr. Myers was married, but sensed he was interested in her because when they talked during office visits Myers rarely made eye contact with her, but seemed to always be looking at her breasts,” investigators said in an affadavit. “She initiated her first sexual contact with Dr. Myers by grabbing his crotch area and ended up having intercourse with him in the exam room.”
Myers also allegedly kept an inflatable mattress in his office closet to accomodate the woman during other encounters, which were usually held on Wednesdays — the day his practice closed at noon.
The suspect is beind held in St. Joseph County Jail on $10,000 bond. Prosecutors stipulated that a condition of his bond would be the suspension of his medical license.
WNDU-TV reported that Myers admitted engaging in the arrangement with the woman to investigators with the state Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, including making prescriptions out for substances like Adderall, Oxycontin and Methadone in the names of both the woman and her friends.
Myers’ daughter, Abigail Myers, was also arrested and charged with selling other prescriptions for Adderall for money. The younger Myers worked as her father’s office manager.
Watch WNDU’s report, as aired on Wednesday, below.
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