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Prescription ‘clearly fake’, leading to woman’s arrest, police say

April 19, 2019, Craighead County, AR — A Craighead County woman is facing fraud-related charges after police say she went to a pharmacy to get a forged prescription filled.

Leah M. Banks of Jonesboro was arrested on a warrant in connection with the March 30 call at CVS Pharmacy in the 100-block of Southwest Drive.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Jonesboro police went to the pharmacy after getting a call about a forged prescription.

“The complainant advised that a white female driving a red Mustang had came to the drive through window. She presented a driver’s license and dropped off a prescription for 90 tablets of 10 mg Oxycodone that was in the name of the victim,” the affidavit noted.

However, the complainant told police that the prescription was “clearly fake” and called a local hospital to check it out.

Hospital officials told the complainant that the hospital did not order a prescription for the person and that the doctor who signed it was off duty that day, according to the affidavit.

Police later discovered security footage of Banks at the pharmacy, attempting to get the prescription.

Banks was arrested on suspicion of fraud-possess controlled substance by fraud, forgery, theft and non-financial identity fraud in the case.

A $150,000 bond was set Friday for Banks, who had been out of jail on four separate bonds since January, police said.


Source: KAIT 8

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