Palm Beach Gardens police arrested a woman at a pharmacy Tuesday night after she tried to fill a fake prescription for Codeine syrup.
According to police, the woman, identified as De’amesha Green, 20, of North Lauderdale, could be working as part of a fraud operation that obtains fake prescriptions from a West Palm Beach medical office and then sells the drugs.
At about 7:30 p.m., a pharmacist at the CVS store at Donald Ross Road and Military Trail told police Green had tried to use a forged prescription that had already been filled at a CVS in Juno Beach.
When questioned by officers, Green said there was a man waiting for her outside in a red Chrysler who goes by the name “Ive.” The man allegedly takes her to pharmacies with fake prescriptions and pays her about $50 to fill them, according to a police report made public Thursday. It did not indicate that officers arrested anyone else with Green on Tuesday night.
Green also said other people work with “Ive” and obtain the prescriptions from an employee at a doctor’s office in West Palm Beach.
Police said Green successfully used forged prescriptions three other times at CVS, Walgreens and Target stores in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach .
Green faced charges of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. She was released Wednesday on a $3,000 bail.