Pharmacist pleads not guilty to fraud, larceny

Prescription Medication Spilling From an Open Medicine Bottle

A Tulare County Pharmacist has plead not guilty to charges of fraud, larceny and diversion of prescription drugs.

Emily Anne Clark was arrested as a result of an investigation led by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation’s (DOI) Central Valley Field Office.  DOI was assisted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Diversion Unit Investigators-Fresno Resident Office, Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Visalia Police Department.

The investigation found Clark had taken money and personal property from Adventist Health Hospitals while she was an employee. Clark also obtained personal information of doctors without their consent and entered several pharmacies in Tulare and Visalia counties to commit larceny. Clark unlawfully possessed for sale controlled substances. She was charged with 25 felony counts and faces a maximum of 12 years and 8 months jail time.

The Board of Pharmacy was granted a court order restricting Clark’s ability to practice as a pharmacist.

Clark’s next court appearance is scheduled for October 27, 2014.