BSO Sergeant & Wife Charged With Prescription Fraud

WEST PALM BEACH – ( – A Broward Sheriff’s Office sergeant and his wife spent Friday night in jail for their alleged roles in doctor shopping. 

Sgt. John Goodbread, 42, and his wife Heather Goodbread, 37, are accused of obtaining prescriptions for Oxycodone and other pain killers from several doctors and trafficking the pain killer, according to a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office arrest report. 

Goodbread worked in the Dania Beach district and has been suspended with pay, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. He has worked for BSO since 1989.

The arrest report goes on to say that from April of 2009 to December of 2010, “John Goodbread obtained prescriptions for the..narcotic Oxycodone, from multiple doctors’ offices…This practice is more commonly known as ‘doctor shopping.’”

The investigation began when a manager representing one of Goodbread’s doctors called authorities to alert them of the possibility that the couple had been doctor shopping. 

John Goodbread is accused of filling more than 30 prescriptions for Oxycodone, Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. Heather Goodbread allegedly bought the same pills and in addition purchased Morphine Sulfate several times from April 2009 to February 2011, the report states.

Neighbors in the West Palm Beach neighborhood where the couple lived say they were stunned by the allegations.

“That’s shocking to me ’cause he don’t strike me as that type,” one neighbor who declined to be named told CBS4’s Gio Benitez.  

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel contributed to this report.)


    Do not ask any questions, put them both in jail, & throw away the key..

    Illegal drugs are illegal drugs, right?

  • John Corey

    What a handsome couple!! I had no idea they let Aileen Wurnos out of jail so she could marry Uncle Fester. They probably needed the drugs just to be able to stand looking at each other.

    • yokolee

      hahahahahahahah! thank you for the lugh!!!

    • El Cubachon


    • Philip Scharfy

      Muy bien!!!

  • McDonald

    Would you love to see the face of 2 criminals that tried to hold up John and Heather, when they made John roll down the window and asked them for their money and looked in the car at the face of John and Heather, they ran for their life.

  • captainmidnight

    Let those among us who have never gone Doctor shopping with their spouse cast the first stone.

  • irish kevin

    Her appearance should be enough to put everyone off drugs.

  • El Cubachon

    Hey Broward Sheriff I thought you don’t hire criminals? Ha!!!!!! Right.

  • Everett Hill

    Whoa…they must really be protected to be suspended with pay! And Guv Scott wants to drug test some welfare recipients…Let’s start with BSO, MDPD and the cities of Ft. Lauderdale and the Miami police departments!

    • iuzzolth

      You hit it on the nail Everett. It seems every week there is a new story about someone in South Florida law enforcement blatantly breaking the laws they are paid to protect. To be arrested on such a charge and still only be suspended with pay by the department is the obvious example of injustice. There needs to be unbiased investigations and unbiased consequences for EVERYONE who breaks the law. It sickens me because there are truly honest, hardworking, and courageous officers out there who risk themselves every day on the field and its morons like this that give them a bad reputation.

  • leroy smith

    I agree they wouldnt hire me because they said that looked to young now 15 years later i see this morph

  • Phil Landers

    The wife looks like she was beating the pills into her face with a crab mallet.

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