Doctor's office employee accused of stealing prescription drugs

Melanie Duenne in court on Thursday.
Melanie Duenne in court on Thursday.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An employee at a local doctor's office is accused of stealing money and prescription drugs.

According to a police report, Melanie Duenne stole more than $9,000 over the course of a year. The money was taken from patients' payments.

Investigators say Duenne allegedly wrote multiple prescriptions of Hydrocodone for herself and her husband without a doctor's knowledge or permission.

Duenne was released from jail on her own recognizance.

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