Woman charged with doctor shopping had worked for Sheriff’s Office

  • Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 10:24 a.m.

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.

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