Woman Had Friend Call In Fake Prescription, Police Say
A Shrewsbury pharmacy workers caught the invalid prescription and police waited for her to pick up the medication.
A Hillsboro woman faces criminal charges after police said she had a friend phone in a fake prescription for hydrocodone to a Shrewsbury pharmacy Thursday.
Kara Oughton, 36, of Hillsboro, was charged Friday with fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.
Shrewsbury Police said the Dierbergs Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, 7233 Watson Road, contacted them after checking up on a phoned-in prescription. Pharmacy employees contacted the physician’s office and discovered Oughton was not a patient and had not been given a prescription.
She was arrested when she arrived to pick up the prescription at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Oughton told police she had a friend call in the prescription, and the two planned to split the pills.
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