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Posted on: May 18, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Police Ask for the Public’s Help Identifying Prescription Fraud Suspect

Roanoke County police are asking for the public’s help solving a case of identity theft and prescription fraud. The fake prescription was picked up on the evening of March 29, 2012 at the Walmart on Challenger Avenue. Photos of the female suspect and the vehicle she was driving were obtained from store surveillance tape.

On March 29, a woman called in a prescription for the painkiller Lortab to the Wal-Mart Pharmacy at 4524 Challenger Ave. She identified herself, using a fictitious name, as an employee at an area hospital and provided the personal information belonging to another woman (victim) as the patient. The victim was never a patient at the hospital in question. The female suspect who phoned in the information to the pharmacy picked up the prescription that evening (March 29). A subsequent attempt to pick up another prescription was made but was not successful.

The suspect is a white female anywhere from 35 to 45 years old with short sandy-colored hair. In the surveillance photos, she is seen wearing a black jacket over a brown shirt, tan Capri-style pants, and flip-flops. The suspect vehicle is a silver or grey older model Oldsmobile or Chevy 4-door sedan.

If you have any information regarding this case or the identity of the female suspect, please contact Roanoke County Detective John Loughery at 540-562-3265.

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