CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina police officer has been accused of getting fake prescriptions for opiods.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release on Tuesday that 37-year-old officer Jennifer Wolfe is charged with five counts of obtaining Schedule II controlled substance by fraud. The statement said she was arrested and taken to the Mecklenburg County jail.

According to police, an investigation began two weeks ago after officers were contacted by an employee of a dental practice in Matthews. The investigation revealed that Wolfe had obtained fraudulent prescriptions for pain killers from an employee of the practice, who is also charged in the case.

Wolfe, who is a patrol officer, was placed on paid administrative at the start of the investigation. As of her arrest, she is on unpaid administrative leave.

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