- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A former medical assistant in Roy is facing charges that she wrote hundreds of fake painkiller prescriptions.

The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports (https://bit.ly/1lIk094) that 37-year-old Lori Hoskins is in Weber County Jail.

She faces suspicion of insurance fraud, forgery of a prescription for a controlled substance and identity fraud.

According to a probable cause statement filed in court, a doctor filling a prescription for Hoskins’ mother-in-law found the woman already had a prescription for a large amount of Oxycodone.

A subsequent Drug Enforcement Agency investigation found that Hoskins allegedly used a doctor’s computer password to fill out prescriptions.

Investigators say she admitted to writing up 260 fraudulent prescriptions in the names of her mother-in-law, husband and herself.

She will appear in court Feb. 3.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net

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