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Paducah woman accused of passing forged prescriptions

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

A Paducah, Kentucky woman has been accused of passing forged prescriptions for pain-killers and Ritalin.

Cathy Myers, 55, was charged with 15 counts of attempting to or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

According to police, Myers was arrested when she came to the police department about midday on Friday, Nov. 14 to speak to a detective.

The detective, the Paducah Police Department's prescription drug investigator, said he was notified in early October about suspicious prescriptions called in to an area pharmacy for Myers and members of her family.

The pharmacy employee talked to the physician whose name was signed on the prescription, and he said he had never treated Myers or any members of her family.

According to the detective, his investigation revealed 132 incidents where Myers had gotten Hydrocodone or Ritalin with a forged prescription,

He presented the findings to a McCracken County grand jury, which indicted Myers on 15 counts of attempting to or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

Myers was arrested on those warrants on Friday and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

The sheriff's department says further charges are possible.

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