A Soldotna woman has been charged with stealing her client’s anti-anxiety medication, according to charging documents filed at the Kenai courthouse on March 11.
Jessica Huff, 44, was employed as a personal care assistant and was assigned a client in February of 2018. According to the charging documents, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) received a report in November 2018 that Huff had allegedly picked up her client’s prescription of Lorazepam – an anti-anxiety medication – on March 9 of that year, but never delivered the medication to her client.
Huff’s client had reported to the MFCU that on March 9 Huff drove to Homer after picking up the medication from the pharmacy, allegedly promising her client she would drop it off on the way back. At the time, the client was at a location in between the pharmacy and Homer. A few days later Huff allegedly told her client that while she was in Homer the medication had been stolen out of her vehicle. According to the charging documents, the medication was never reported stolen by Huff in Homer, and Huff allegedly admitted to investigators that she never traveled to Homer on March 9.
Huff is facing two counts of medical assistance fraud, a class A misdemeanor, one count of fourth-degree theft, a class B misdemeanor, and one count of third-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance, a class C felony.