Local doctor facing fraud charges

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Terre Haute doctor is charged with three felonies in connection to a fraud case.

Dr. James Hilaire is accused of writing prescriptions under a patient’s name, dropping them off at a local prescription shop, and picking them up for himself.

The Indiana State Police are leading the investigation into the case.

According to the probable cause, Hilaire’s patient never requested the Vicodin prescription that was filled in his name.

The doctor’s office remains open as of Wednesday afternoon. News 10 talked with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board; in most cases, they review a license after an incident is brought to the attention of the Attorney General.

Hilaire’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 24.

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