Psych Crime Reporter

June 22, 2012

Oklahoma psychologist Melanie Talley charged with prescription-related felony

Filed under: Uncategorized — Psych Crime Reporter @ 9:59 pm

NORMAN — County prosecutors on Thursday charged a psychologist in connection with an attempt to acquire a controlled substance by fraud.

Dr. Melanie Camille Talley, 40, of Oklahoma City, was charged Thursday with one felony count of attempting to obtain controlled substance by fraud.

Prosecutors allege that Talley acted in concert with Stacy Khaki to fill a fraudulent prescription for Adderall at a Moore Walgreens. Talley has offices in Oklahoma City and Moore.

According to the probable cause affidavit:

  • Moore police arrived at the 1041 SW 19th pharmacy on June 20 to reportedly find Talley “attempting to coerce the drugist to give her the prescription.”
  • Talley allegedly said the script was written by Dr. Benjamin Quimbao. Police say Quimbao denied writing the script.
  • Police say Talley reported “she was battling some issues and had been medicating herself.”

According to the Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists’ website, Talley’s primary office is at Putnam North Family Medical Center, 11220 N. Rockwell Ave. in Oklahoma City.

A medical center official said her office had not been made aware of the charges but takes them very seriously. She declined further comment.

The board’s website also shows that Talley has secondary offices at Silverleaf Counseling Services, 10015 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite A, in Oklahoma City, and at Moore-Norman Psychiatry Group, 604 South Classen, Suite C, in Moore. Officials at Talley’s secondary offices could not be reached for comment.

An official of the board of examiners said Talley has held an Oklahoma psychologist’s license since 2009.

The board official said a conviction on the charges would lead to a formal board complaint. The board would investigate the incident, potentially leading to a revocation or suspension of Talley’s license.

A jail official said Talley was booked into the F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center on Wednesday and bonded out the same day.

Talley, who had not been arraigned by Thursday afternoon, had a preliminary bond of $5,000.

According to the affidavit, a warrant has been filed for Khaki’s arrest. Charges were not filed on Thursday for Khaki, court officials said.

Source: Joel Pruett, “Psychologist charged in drug fraud case,” The Norman Transcript, June 22, 2012.

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