KCFD paramedic charged with fraud and tampering for stealing morphine and fentanyl

March 29, 2018 - 2:40 pm
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Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City Fire Department paramedic has been indicted for allegedly stealing fentanyl and morphine from ambulances and replacing the fentanyl with other substances.

Michael Fostich, 36, was a paramedic with KCFD between August 2014 to Dec. 11, 2016.  

He is charged in federal court with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud (related to the theft of fentanyl and morphine) and one count of tampering with a consumer product (related to the replacement of fentanyl with another substance).

According to the indictment, Fostich reported he was responsible for the use of 806 doses of fentanyl, which accounted for approximately 39 percent of all of the KCFD’s total reported use during that period of time.

Fostich also reported he was responsible for the use of 636 doses of morphine, which accounted for approximately 63 percent of all of the KCFD’s total reported use of morphine during that period of time.

The federal indictment also alleges Fostich removed fentanyl from the vials contained in a KCFD narcotics box and replaced them with another solution in the vials.

 

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