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Police: Mystery woman may be part of prescription theft ring

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

State police are asking for help from the public in identifying a woman wanted for prescription fraud.

Police said the woman was able to obtain medication using fraudulent prescriptions three times between Jan. 27 and Feb. 8 at the Giant pharmacy in the 300 block of Baltimore Road in Shippensburg Township, but raised suspicions during her last visit.

"The pharmacist became suspicious and questioned her and said he was going to call the doctor's office to verify, at which point in time she said don't worry about it," Trooper Robert Hicks said.

The pharmacist confirmed the prescriptions were fraudulent after the woman left the store.

Police believe she is part of an organized prescription theft ring operating in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

She is described as thin, about 40 years old, and may have a dark spot under one eye, police said.

Anyone who can identify her is asked to call state police in Carlisle at 717-249-2121.

In Carlisle, police say a man with a Maryland drivers license with the name Julian Stevens on it, submitted a prescription for pain medication at a pharmacy on South Hanover Street. Investigators say the pharmacist called the doctor to confirm the prescription. Police say, when the man returned, he was told that the prescription was fake. The man left the store, and Carlisle police say they are close to identifying him.

Police in Cumberland County are working together to see if these cases are connected and if they are part of a large drug ring.

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