A Texas doctor has been arrested for alleged “fraudulently obtaining and administering” medication without a license and allegedly making false statements about her qualifications.
According to the arrest affidavit, Toni Stone, 45, of Fort Worth, Texas, allegedly “fabricated or falsely claimed that she had the necessary qualifications” to practice medicine in North Texas, the affidavit states.
She is charged with one count of filing false statements with respect to obtaining and prescribing medical treatment, a misdemeanor.
According the affidavit, Stone, who is married to doctor Steven Stone, was a licensed nurse anesthesiologist and also taught medical and nursing courses at an elementary school in Texas.
Stone was “a member of the board of directors of the Fort Worth Medical Society and had served as president of the organization since 2004,” according to the affidavit.
The Texas Board of Medicine released a statement Tuesday saying Stone has been suspended from her position.
Stone has not yet entered a plea, according to a statement.
Stone’s arrest comes less than a week after a Texas woman was arrested after being accused of fraudulently receiving medical treatment from a doctor in Dallas.
The woman, Jessica E. Nelson, 31, has been charged with four counts of falsifying a prescription for an opioid medication, according the Dallas Morning News.
Nelson reportedly said that she was “working on my PhD” and “had been doing a residency at Texas Southern University.”
The arrest affidavit states that Nelson allegedly wrote prescriptions for a “painkiller” and a “tetanus toxoid,” and a prescription to prescribe oxycodone.
The affidavit states, however, that Nelson was not certified to prescribe opioids.
According to the Texas Board, Nelson is also a member of an advisory board for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, which is the only medical society in the U.S. that does not recognize or require certification for opioid prescribing.