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Friday, April 26, 2013

Woman accused of using ambulance for taxi service over 100 times

DORCHESTER COUNTY, South Carolina - The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says 51 year old Audrey Ferguson of the Dorchester community has called EMS at least 100 times in the last seven years.

Investigators say Ferguson was faking illness, just to get a free ride to downtown Charleston.

Officials say just about every time she asked to be taken to a hospital.

“She’ll have a vague medical complaint, for instance abdominal pain,” said Dorchester County EMS Director Doug Warren.

“She has medical complaints that are legitimate, and so until she’s been evaluated and determined not to be sick we have to assume she is.”

“We transport her to one of the area hospitals and then oftentimes before we can get our paperwork completed she’s signed out from the hospital and gone on to do other things.” said Warren. Full Article

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