Columbia dentist pleads guilty to writing fraudulent prescriptions
A Columbia dentist pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to writing hundreds of fraudulent prescriptions to obtain hydrocodone and oxycodone.
Between 2005 and 2008, Dr. Keith A. Seicke, 43, wrote hundreds of fraudulent prescriptions using the names, dates of birth and addresses of real people, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein. Some of the people were deceased and some were Seicke’s previous patients, according to Rosenstein.
Seicke was a drug user who wrote the prescriptions "to feed his personal drug habit," according to a special agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Adminstration.
Seicke faces four years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett scheduled sentencing for Nov. 24.
Jack Rubin, Seicke’s attorney, declined to comment on the case.
— Mike Santa Rita
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