Brick Woman Charged With Stealing Fentanyl From Job

  BRICK – An employee was charged with stealing 100 vials of fentanyl and 40 syringes of Dilaudid, a painkiller that is many times more potent than morphine, from her place of business.

  Lauren Scholz, 37, of Brick was charged with Theft, Possession of Fentanyl, Possession of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Police said that when arrested, she had one ounce of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in her possession.

  Police had been informed about the theft through an anonymous tip that she was stealing from the Vascular Institute at Atlantic Medical Imaging. She was arrested on January 26 and was released pending trial.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.