WBIW.com News - state

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

Two Women Arrested In Rx Drug Fraud Scheme

Last updated on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

(PERU) - Indiana State Police say two women face a total of 11 felony drug counts for allegedly conspiring to fraudulently obtain prescription painkillers from pharmacies in three northern Indiana counties.

Police said Tuesday 36-year-old Gypsy Shelton of Lagro used her job as a medical assistant in a Peru medical practice to call in prescriptions for a drug called Lortab using the names of family members and friends as patients. They say 23-year-old Emily Felton of Marion picked up the prescriptions in exchange for some of the drugs.

Shelton has bonded out of jail. She doesn't have a published telephone number and couldn't be reached for comment.

Felton was being held in the Wabash County Jail. Records there didn't indicate whether she has an attorney.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page