Glen Burnie Woman Admits to Stealing Prescription Slips from Her Employer-Doctor and Writing Fraudulent Prescriptions for Oxycodone
BALTIMORE, MD—Robin McClosky Andrews, age 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Nicholas DiGiulio, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to her plea agreement, from 2009 until 2012, Andrews stole prescription slips from a doctor she worked for, and wrote fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone in a number of different names. Her husband had individuals fill the prescriptions at pharmacies and provide him with the pills. The individuals were generally paid $100 for each prescription they filled. The oxycodone pills were then sold to co-defendant Michael Cudnik and others.
The investigation identified more than 350 fraudulent prescriptions were written. Most of the prescriptions were for 90 Percocet 10 milligram pills, totaling 300,000 milligrams of oxycodone. Accordingly, Robin Andrews was found to be responsible for the distribution of at least 300,000 milligrams of oxycodone.
Robin Andrews faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz has scheduled sentencing for February 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
Michael Joseph Cudnik, age 57, of Baltimore, has pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and is scheduled to be sentenced. Robin Andrews’ husband passed away on October 21, 2015.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the HHS Office of Inspector General, DEA and FBI for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth S. Clark, who is prosecuting the case.