A woman filled 745,000 prescriptions at Walgreens, but she wasn’t a pharmacist
In over a decade spent working in Walgreens pharmacies in Cailfornia, a woman filled nearly 750,000 prescriptions, CBS News reports. However, according to the outlet, it turns out the woman was not a pharmacist as she claimed to be.
While she worked at Walgreens pharmacies in San Jose, Milpitas, and Fremont, the woman’s employers were under the impression that she was a pharmacist.
Le claimed to have a degree from Creighton University, but on Wednesday the California Board of Pharmacy said that she never graduated from the school, according to court documents.
In over a decade Le filled 745,355 prescriptions using licenses that were not issued to her, according to the document. Le said she got around the system by using license numbers of two different pharmacists with names close to her own.
A Walgreens spokesperson told CBS News that Le has not worked for the company since 2017. The spokesperson added that Walgreens “undertook a re-verification of the licenses of all our pharmacists nationwide to ensure that this was an isolated incident.”
The spokesperson declined to comment to CBS News on how Le held her position without a license for over a decade.
When questioned about the situation, Le said she and her family would like to move on. “Me and my son would be very grateful if you could just forget about this,” she said, per CBS News.
The situation remains under investigation, according to CBS News.