An Arkansas woman has been accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions while employed by Otolaryngology and Facial Surgery Centre in Jonesboro. The prescriptions were reportedly written for the benefit of the accused woman, her boyfriend and four other people. Five different pharmacies in Jonesboro and one pharmacy in Paragould were reportedly used to fill the phony prescriptions.
Police say the investigation into the alleged fraud began on Sept. 3 after a doctor at OFSC was contacted for verification of a prescription. A pharmacy clerk had apparently become suspicious after a man attempted to pick up a refill for a prescription that was not due for a refill. When the clerk contacted OFSC, it was allegedly determined that the man's prescription had been forged.