Former dentist's secretary sought on Unalaska theft warrant

Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2001

UNALASKA (AP) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a dentist's former secretary accused of illegally purchasing more than 13,000 painkiller and other pills worth nearly $4,000.

Former Unalaska resident Tamara J. Gray, 43, faces eight felony counts, including fraudulent use of a credit card, second degree theft, and six counts of fourth-degree controlled substance misconduct, between July 1996 and last January.

Gray worked for dentist James Mushovic, who commutes between the Aleutian Islands community and his home in California.

While reviewing credit card statements, Mushovic discovered unfamiliar drug purchases and requested detailed records of all the questionable charges, according to charging documents.

Gray now lives in Washington state, according to Unalaska Department of Public Safety Lt. John Lucking. He said a request for extradition has been forwarded to the district attorney. Lucking said Gray has cooperated with the investigation.

Gray told an agent of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration that the pills were for her own use, and that Mushovic was not aware of her buying the prescription drugs, according to charging documents.

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