MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Burlington, Vt., doctor has pleaded guilty to one felony count of prescription fraud.
The attorney general says Dr. Cynthia Haselton was accused of writing prescriptions for the stimulant drug Adderall to non-existent patients and then getting the prescriptions filled at pharmacies in Chittenden and Addison counties while she was a doctor at Primary Care Health Partners in Burlington.
Authorities say the alleged fraud took place between 2004 and 2007 and involved 288 prescriptions.
On Thursday, Haselton of Colchester received a four-year deferred sentence and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and undergo drug treatment and testing.
If she violates any conditions of probation the state can bring additional charges for any criminal conduct.
Haselton license to practice is currently inactive.