Paducah Woman Faces Rx Fraud Charges
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah woman was arrested Thursday, after police say she tried to get pills illegally at a local pharmacy.
Paducah Police Detective John Tolliver reported he was contacted by a local pharmacy in mid September about a suspicious telephone call the pharmacy had received, ordering a narcotic painkiller for a Paducah woman.
The pharmacy contacted Tolliver a second time, telling him someone was in the drive-through lane, requesting to pick up the prescription. Tolliver arrived and stopped the car as it circled the building. The driver, 40-year-old Angela Boyd, of Crosswinds Drive reportedly told Tolliver she knew nothing of a fraudulent prescription and was there to pick up a prescription for her mother.
Boyd was questioned at the police department, and police say she finally admitted having called in the prescription herself. She said she had done the same once before, which was verified by pharmacy staff.
Boyd was charged with two counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. She was arrested today and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.