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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 7, 2017

Florida Woman Arrested on Charges of Forging Prescriptions While Working in the Pharmacy at Fort Rucker, Alabama

Montgomery, Ala. – Holly Jean Cox, 43, of Citrus Springs, Florida, was arrested in Florida on Wednesday after being indicted on seven counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or deception, announced Acting United States Attorney A. Clark Morris.

 

According to court documents, Cox worked as a pharmacy technician at the Lyster Army Health Clinic at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The allegations indicate that Cox accessed the post’s computer system and entered fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances. Cox then filled those fraudulent prescriptions herself and pocketed the pills she obtained. The indictment alleges that Cox did this on at least seven different occasions between December 29, 2015 and March 4, 2016. She obtained primarily oxycodone and hydrocodone.

 

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

 

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Army – Criminal Investigation Command. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross is prosecuting the case.

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Prescription Drugs
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Updated April 7, 2017