From March 2008 through March 2009, Douglas passed forged prescriptions at Kroger, CVS Pharmacy, and Walgreens Pharmacy in Mason, West Chester, and in Colerain Twp. in Hamilton County, according to prosecutors.
Douglas wrote the prescriptions in her mother’s name, the names of two friends, and two fictitious names to perpetuate the scheme.
The prescriptions were written on slips obtained from a pad missing from a doctor’s office in Cincinnati, prosecutors said.
An investigation by the Warren County Drug Task Force, began after a Mason CVS pharmacist questioned the authenticity of a prescription on March 25, 2009, and discovered the prescription filled at that location the day before was fraudulent, prosecutors said.
Mason and West Chester police assisted with the investigation.
The possession charge stemmed from this last prescription that was filled, where the pharmacist confirmed delivery of the drugs to Douglas, prosecutors said. During the entire period, Douglas uttered prescriptions for Vicodin and Percocet in amounts ranging from 50 to 90 pills. The investigation did not confirm the motive behind Douglas’ actions, prosecutors said.