Florida woman arrested for allegedly forging prescriptions at Fort Rucker

Florida woman arrested for allegedly forging prescriptions at Fort Rucker

FORT RUCKER, AL (WSFA) - A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday and indicted on seven counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or deception, according to acting U.S. Attorney A. Clark Morris.

Court documents say Holly Jean Cox, 43, of Citrus Springs, Florida, worked as a pharmacy technician at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Cox allegedly accessed the post's computer system and entered fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances, primarily oxycodone and hydrocodone. Cox is accused of filling the fraudulent prescriptions herself and pocketing the pills she obtained.

The indictment alleges Cox did this on at least seven different occasions between Dec. 29, 2015 and March 4, 2016.

If convicted, Cox would face a maximum prison sentence of four years on each count.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Army - Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the case.

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