Audit: Former Cumberland County EMS supervisor stole drugs

Audit: Former Cumberland County EMS supervisor stole drugs

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller, in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has found that Randy Davidson, former Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services supervisor, stole at least 79 single dose vials of controlled substances for his own use.

Investigators determined that Davidson took the vials of the opioid pain relievers fentanyl and morphine from January 2015 through August 2016.

Davidson falsified more than 50 controlled substance administration documents to make it appear the drugs had been used legitimately by other paramedics. Davidson acknowledged to investigators that he had taken the controlled substances for his own use.

Randy Davidson resigned from Cumberland County EMS on
August 15, 2016. In February 2017, Davidson was indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury on two counts of theft under $1,000, one count of official misconduct, and one count of forgery.

“Although this scheme was first identified by Cumberland County EMS, it went undetected for at least 20 months,” said Comptroller Justin P. Wilson. “I’m pleased to see that EMS officials are taking steps to review the forms that are used when controlled substances are administered. The signatures of the paramedic, supervisor and a witness should always be included.”

To view the investigation online, go to: http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/ia/.

Story courtesy of the Tennessee Comptrollers office.

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