ALBANY – A physician with an office in Catskill pleaded guilty to multiple charges in federal court Monday after months of pilfering pills, authorities said Tuesday.
Myra Mabry, 50, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Catskill, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Albany to conspiring to distribute controlled substances, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and obstruction of justice.
Mabry wrote prescriptions for opioids as part of a scheme with her girlfriend, a former heroin addict. Mabry issued 51 prescriptions for oxycodone between May 20, 2015 and Jan. 30, 2017.
The prescriptions were filled by pharmacies at the Price Chopper pharmacy in Catskill under the names of Mabry’s patients.
Mabry took part in the scheme with her girlfriend, whom Mabry convinced to lie to a federal grand jury as part of a cover-up so Mabry would not lose her medical license, according to court papers.
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This version of the story reflects a correction in the location of Mabry's office.
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