Former Tennis Star Arrested for Stealing Prescription Pads from Dentists, DA Says
STATEN ISLAND, Dec 23, 2015 — A woman who was once one of the country’s top-ranked 14-year-old female tennis players was arrested after she stole prescription pads from dentists she worked for to get drugs, prosecutors said.
Olivia Dubovikov-Hosten, 34, of Rossville, was arrested on Monday after prosecutors said she swiped 33 prescription pads from three dentists she worked for between October 2013 to October 2014.
Dubovikov-Hosten used the pads at the CVS at 260 Arden Ave. and once at the Walgreens on 1551 Richmond Ave. to get 812 oxycodone and 30 codeine pills, prosecutors said.
She also tried to use information from a patient’s checking account to pay $624 for a storage locker, prosecutors said. It is unknown what work she did for the doctors.
Dubovikov-Hosten is a former tennis star who was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team and the University of Maryland tennis squad who played at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and the French Open..
In 2010, she was arrested for similar charges for using prescription pads from a South Beach dental office to get pills, but the case was eventually dismissed, according to the Staten Island District Attorney’s office.
After arrest on Monday, Dubovikov-Hosten was charged with forgery, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a forged instrument, petit larceny, attempted petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, the DA said.
Her bail was set at $10,000 and she’s due back in court on Jan. 8, according to online court records.
Dubovikov-Hosten’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.