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Pamela Everett of Oakland Park, Florida Arrested for Check Fraud

Pamela Everett of Oakland Park, Florida was arrested this past week after she was accused of stealing checks from her place of work, news sources report. Everett, 43, was booked into the Paul Rein Detention Facility on charges of second-degree theft. She is being held without bond because of a probation violation, and it is not yet known whether she has found a lawyer to represent her in her upcoming trial.

According to reports, Everett was an office supervisor at Tower Construction and Technical Contracting Services prior to the purported incident. It is unclear how long she maintained that position or if the company released a statement regarding the alleged theft. It is also uncertain whether Everett resigned from that position or if the company terminated her following the allegations.

Detectives say that Everett wrote herself 48 illicit checks for a total of $36,152.64 while working at the contracting company. As part of the theft, Everett allegedly faked signatures and fabricated entries in the business’s financial records. It is unclear how detectives learned of the check theft. Officers booked Everett into a detention facility following her arrest, and a judge ordered her held without out bond because of an unspecified parole violation.

In other news, Mohammed Hosein of Palm Beach Gardens was arrested recently after he attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription, reports say. Hosein, 46, was booked into the Palm Beach County jail on charges of trafficking in oxycodone, attempting to traffic in oxycodone and scheme to defraud, and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. His is being held on an unspecified bail bond. It is not yet known whether he has hired legal representation.

According to reports, Hosein attempted to fill out a prescription for 160 oxycodone pills at a Publix pharmacy in November. The prescription purportedly bore the signature of a doctor from Miami Beach. A pharmacy technician suspected fraud and called in the police; detectives were unable to verify the prescription and did not allow the pharmacy to fill it. The officers gave Hosein a trespassing warning and allowed him to leave the premises
Several weeks later, the doctor from Miami Beach told detectives that the prescription was fraudulent and that he did not sign for it. Detectives contacted Hosein and told him that they were investigating him for prescription fraud, but Hosein said the prescription only appeared to be fraudulent because he had gotten blood on the card, obscuring the issue date.

The detectives interviewed the Miami Beach doctor again; the doctor said he did not see Hosein on the dates listed on the prescription. Additionally, the doctor said he always wrote the word “none” in the refill line on oxycodone prescriptions; Hosein’s prescription lacked that word. Detectives also learned that Hosein had filled similar prescriptions in the past that were dated October 12 and October 30, but, again, the Miami Beach doctor said he did not see Hosein on those dates and did not approve the prescriptions. It is not clear whether Hosein was one of the doctor’s patients.

Sources: 2.12.13 Everett Theft.pdf, 2.12.13 Hosein Prescription Fraud.pdf.

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