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Librarian's tip leads to fraud arrest

Published: Friday, July 13 2007 12:05 a.m. MDT

PROVO — Police say an astute librarian helped them arrest a man who is accused of using library computers to make fraudulent medication prescriptions.
Police responded to the library when the librarian called with her suspicions.
Officers saw the man altering a prescription document for OxyContin at the Spanish Fork Library, 49 S. Main, according to a police affidavit filed in 4th District Court.
The man printed out the document and was going to leave when police stopped him, according to the affidavit.
During a search, police discovered the man had a copy of someone else's identification in his pocket. The name on the ID matched the name on the fraudulent prescription, the affidavit states.
The 25-year-old Spanish Fork man was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of forgery and possession of another's ID on $5,000 cash-only bail.
He will appear in court on July 18 at 8:30 a.m.

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