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Women sentenced for prescription fraud
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One woman avoided jail time, while her partner in crime will serve 45 days, for running a forged prescription scheme in which lawmen believe they were obtaining large amounts of drugs.One defendant, Wendy Humphrey, was granted a two-year judicial diversion and must pay $2,000 plus costs, perform 48 hours public service work and undergo an alcohol and drug assessment for fraudulently obtaining drugs. Her co-defendant, Melisha Martin, was ordered to serve 45 days of a two-year sentence and must also pay $2,000 plus costs for fraudulently obtaining drugs and theft.The women were caught at Rite-Aid on Chancery Street trying to pass a prescription on a prescription pad stolen from a doctor’s office. A subsequent search of Humphrey’s purse revealed several prescriptions bearing numerous names.