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Doctor's receptionist charged with fake prescriptions, Pinellas deputies say

ST. PETERSBURG — A receptionist who worked at a St. Petersburg doctor's office was arrested on suspicion of calling in as many as 15 phony prescriptions for pain and anxiety pills.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the investigation began with a tip from a local CVS pharmacist who was suspicious about a series of prescriptions for hydrocodone.

The investigation revealed that Jean Millet Campbell called in the prescriptions to the pharmacy using the doctor's professional information and that she may have been doing so since May, the Sheriff's Office said. The doctor, whose name was not revealed, confirmed that the prescriptions were fraudulent.

Campbell was arrested on Friday on four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and three counts of trafficking in hydrocodone.

The prescriptions involved about 1,200 hydrocodone pills and 150 alprazolam pills, also known as Xanax.

Doctor's receptionist charged with fake prescriptions, Pinellas deputies say 09/19/10 [Last modified: Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:55pm]
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