PROVO A woman who worked in a local medical clinic has landed in the Utah County Jail for investigation of prescription forgery and false obtaining of a prescription.
The woman had been employed by the Urgent Care Medical Clinic at 280 W. River Park Drive for only four days, but in that time had managed to get cough syrup samples from two different doctors, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in 4th District Court.
She had also snagged a prescription pad from the clinic and had written six different prescriptions for narcotic cough syrups, the affidavit says.
As police investigated, they discovered the woman had also written 16 fraudulent prescriptions from August to October, according to the affidavit.
The woman allegedly wrote the prescriptions in her name, as well as the names of her four children.
Police found she had been obtaining cough syrups containing hydrocodone and codeine all controlled narcotic substances, according to the affidavit.
Apparently, she had been receiving drug counseling for three years, but it hadn't worked, according to the affidavit.
She is in the Utah County Jail on $500 cash or bond bail.