Police arrest Fairfield woman for fraudulent prescriptions
Heather J. Vorhies, 29, of Fairfield, has been arrested and charged with attempting to obtain fraudulent prescriptions, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Fairfield Police Captain Dave Thomas, the investigation into the fraudulent prescription began Thursday at the Walmart pharmacy. A pharmacy employee called Roth Dental Office to report Vorhies attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription. Police responded and arrested Vorhies.
During the course of the investigation, members of the Fairfield Police Department determined Vorhies stole a prescription pad from Roth Dentist Office and attempted to pass the fraudulent prescription. Gary Roth assisted the police with identifying Vorhies.
Thomas said three patients might have had part of their personal information compromised. He said Roth will be notifying his patients about the matter.
Members of the Fairfield Police Department will assist these individuals with registering as identity theft victims. This program will notify the victim if anyone attempts to take out a line of credit in their name for a three year period.
A search warrant was executed on Vorhies’s residence on Friday. Members of the Fairfield Police Department located the prescription pad, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The investigation is on-going and additional charges are pending.
Criminal charges are only an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and if found guilty in a court of law.