BY BRYNA ZUMER, email@example.com
4:47 PM EDT, October 22, 2013
A former Edgewood woman is charged with more than 40 counts of prescription drug fraud after allegedly using another woman's identity and posing as a doctor to get the woman's prescriptions, according to a statement of charges.
Pamela Stables, 37, who has no fixed address, was arrested on a warrant Thursday on charges dating to June.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office was originally serving a warrant in August 2012 on another woman accused of 10 counts of prescription fraud. The woman said Stables was the one allegedly stealing her identity and using it to get fake prescriptions, according to a statement of charges.
A detective saw video footage of Stables and another woman getting narcotics using the false prescription written for the woman originally charged in the warrant, according to a statement of charges.
Stables allegedly lived with this woman, whose identity Stables allegedly stole, and a man until they threw the woman out.
All three had lived in the 800 block of Sleep Hallow Court in Edgewood, but the detective found they had moved out months ago without changing their address.
On March 27, the victim contacted the detective and said CVS in Aberdeen advised her she had hydrocodone, a narcotic painkiller, ready for pick-up, according to the statement.
The victim said she had not ordered any prescriptions and told the pharmacist her identity and medical assistance card were stolen, and this was a fraudulent prescription.
The victim called her medical assistance company and found several more prescriptions for hydrocodone, amoxicillin and oxycodone had been filled in her name between Aug. 11, 2012, and March 27, 2013, according to the statement.
The prescriptions had been filled at CVS and Rite Aid in Aberdeen, CVS in Baltimore County, Walmart in Baltimore County, Rite Aid in Bel Air and Rite Aid in Forest Hill.
Detectives found Stables and the other man were renting a room in the 2200 block of Rosewood Drive on March 28.
The other man, Reginald Darnell Thompson, was charged in July with five counts of illegally obtaining drugs, according to online court records.
The detectives served a search warrant in the 2200 block of Rosewood Drive on April 30 and found a backpack full of prescription pill bottles with various prescriptions in Thompson's name, including methadone, oxycodone and antibiotics, according to the statement of charges.
A glass pipe believed to be used for smoking crack cocaine and other drug paraphernalia were also found. One of the pill bottles had a fraudulent label taped to it, according to the statement.
Documents belonging to the victim were also found, as was a notebook with scripts that described how Stables and Thompson would call in fraudulent prescriptions by impersonating a doctor, according to the statement.
The phone numbers they left in the calls belonged to Stables, Thompson and often other people, according to the statement.
The doctors impersonated in the scripts confirmed they did not authorize the prescriptions to be filled.
Stables was charged with 42 counts of various fraud charges, including identity theft and obtaining drugs by fraud.
She was being held Tuesday on $10,000 bail.