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Woman charged in prescription fraud
Offender tried to obtain pain medications using fictitious prescriptions
Mary Kristen Spikes - photo by Special

    A woman who tried to obtain pain medicines using fictitious prescriptions was arrested after pharmacy workers discovered the prescriptions were false.
    Mary Kristen Spikes, 29, North Taylor Court, was charged Saturday with obtaining controlled substances by fraudulent means, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson.
    Spikes entered Wal-Greens in Statesboro and presented multiple prescriptions for "several variations of hydrocodone,” he said.
    Pharmacy workers were suspicious about the numbers of pills prescribed, and called the doctor’s office whose prescription forms Spikes used, he said. When the doctor denied having written the prescriptions, store employees called police, who arrested Spikes.
    Spikes was already on probation for prescription fraud charges in Camden County, he said,
    She was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where she was released on a $6,000 property bond, according to jail records.

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