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Author Kaye Gibbons pleads guilty in drug case

Author Kaye Gibbons pleads guilty in drug case

Best-selling author Kaye Gibbons has pleaded guilty to fraud charges after twice posing as a doctor to get prescription pain killers.
Gibbons pleaded guilty in a North Carolina courtroom Tuesday to two counts of obtaining property by fraud. She was given a 90-day suspended jail sentence, fined $300 and sentenced to two years of probation.
Prosecutors said the 48-year-old Gibbons posed as a Florida doctor when she submitted a prescription online for hydrocodone. She was stopped Aug. 9 when she tried to pick up the prescription at a North Carolina pharmacy.
She was arrested Nov. 2 at another pharmacy after a similar incident.
Her attorney, Roger Smith Jr., said she has received inpatient treatment and is currently undergoing outpatient treatment for her addiction.


Updated : 2021-08-03 06:10 GMT+08:00