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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fake prescription gets woman arrested

ST. ALBANS -- St. Albans police are investigating after a convicted felon attempts to pick-up a fraudulent prescription.
According to St. Albans Police, shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, workers at the pharmacy in the Kroger Supermarket called police when a woman came in to pick up a prescription that was fraudulent.

The pharmacy had been alerted to the scam by the pharmacy at the St. Albans K-Mart. In verifying a prescription in the same name, it was discovered that the physician had not issued it.

The prescription was for Lortab, a narcotic pain killer.

The woman that came to pick up the filled prescription was Lisa Michele Burnsworth, 40. The prescription was in her boyfriend's name.

She was arrested and taken to Kanawha County Magistrate Court for arraignment.

She was charged with attempting to obtain a fraudulent prescription. Burnsworth was released on a $20,000 personal recognizance by Magistrate Carol Fouty.

Burnsworth is on federal supervised release in relation to a meth lab conviction from a 2005 meth lab arrest in St. Albans.

She is employed at a doctor's office in the Charleston area, but not the same doctor whose name was used on the fraudulent prescription.


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