Woman charged with doctor shopping had worked for Sheriff’s Office
A former Rowan County Sheriff’s employee was terminated weeks before state investigators say she knowingly withheld information from a physician’s assistant that she had already received an opiate-based controlled substance from a doctor at Carolina Women’s Health Associates.
Angela Hall Sifford, 48, of the 100 block of Owens Drive, Salisbury, was charged Friday with felony obtaining controlled substances by misrepresenting herself/withholding information. She received 30 hydrocodone pills from a doctor. The State Bureau of Investigations is handling the investigation. The incident occurred on Jan. 31, Sifford was terminated Jan. 8. She was a clerk with the department. She began with the sheriff’s office April 22, 2002 as a part-time clerk.
Sifford was issued a $1,000 secured bond. She has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center. See Tuesday’s Post for more details.