Smithville Police Charge McMinnville Woman with Prescription Fraud

May 9, 2011
by: 
Dwayne Page
Jill Jones

A 36 year old McMinnville woman has been charged with two counts of prescription fraud after obtaining drugs on two separate occasions from a local pharmacy using another name.

Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger said Jill Jones is currently incarcerated in Warren County where she has been charged with ten counts of prescription fraud there.

Detective Matt Holmes reports that on Thursday, April 21st, Jones telephoned a local pharmacy, stating that she was a secretary for a doctor's office in McMinnville. Jones placed an order for prescriptions of Loratab and Xanax in the name of Sarah Ward. Jones later showed up at the pharmacy and purchased the prescriptions,identifying herself as Ward.

On Monday, April 25th, Jones called in another prescription order for Sarah Ward, this time for hydrocodones and Phentramine. Jones again showed up at the pharmacy to pick up the order using an ID number. Later, the pharmacist became suspicious and called the McMinnville doctor's office to verify the order and learned that had it not been authorized by anyone there.

The pharmacy then notified Smithville Police. Officer James Cornelius took the initial report in the case.

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