July 26, 2016

Arrest for prescription fraud

A Key Largo woman was arrested Monday, charged with forging prescriptions for Percocet.

On July 15th, Deputy James Jenkins responded to Mariner’s Hospital to speak with a doctor there who was concerned that someone had forged two prescriptions for Percocet and that his signature was forged on the prescription forms.

He told Deputy Jenkins there were a number of irregularities about the prescriptions. He said they were written using his name, but utilizing a Mariner’s Hospital prescription pad. He said he only writes prescriptions on his personal prescription pad, not the hospital’s. He also said the prescriptions were written for 30 pills the first time and 40 pills the second time. He said he never writes prescriptions for that many pills.

The doctor said he was contacted by a pharmacist at the CVS Pharmacy about it because she was suspicious about the prescriptions. The pharmacist sent him copies of the prescriptions and he verified the signature was not his actual signature and the DEA # used was not his correct number.

The prescriptions were written on February 13th and April 13th to 30 year old Key Largo resident Heather Born, who at the time worked as a nurse at Mariner’s Hospital. The doctor said he has never seen Born as a patient, nor did he write the two prescriptions to her for Percocet.

A warrant was issued for Born and on Monday she was arrested and charged with two counts forgery to obtain a controlled prescription, two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and two counts of theft.

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