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Surveillance camera records New Ulm doctor stealing pain pills, charges filed

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A New Ulm family physician has been charged with stealing pain medication from a vulnerable adult.

The New Ulm Journal reports that Dr. David Christopher Miller, a doctor with the Physicians Group of New Ulm who is on the medical staff at New Ulm Medical Center, faces three felony controlled substance charges. The complaint accuses Dr. Miller of taking Oxycontin from a patient and trying to mask the theft by replacing the pills with over the counter medication. About 50 to 60 pills were involved.

Investigators set up hidden surveillance cameras and recorded Dr. Miller taking the pills during his meeting with the patient. The pills were later recovered from him.

Police are investigating to see if there are other victims. Miller was transported to detox in Albert Lea, according the Brown County Jail administrator.

New Ulm Medical Center released a statement saying: "New Ulm Medical Center is aware of the charges pending against Dr. Miller. At this point, we are still gathering information on the charges and any follow-up by NUMC will be handled internally and confidentially."

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