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May 15, 2013

Walton woman arrested after fake prescription

By Richard Whitby Staff Writer
The Daily Star

---- — A 29-year-old Walton woman has been accused of obtaining hydrocodone at the CVS pharmacy in Walton with a forged prescription.

Lisa M. Regg was arrested by Delaware County sheriff’s investigators Monday morning after a joint probe by the sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division, the Cooperstown Police Department and the state Health Department’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Regg was charged with one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, which is a class D felony, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class C felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh-degree, a class A misdemeanor.

According to the sheriff’s office, Regg obtained hydrocodone from the pharmacy in February, using a prescription form in its blank state that had been reported stolen from a health-care provider at Bassett Medical Center early this year.

The alleged forgery was discovered after the Walton pharmacy acted on suspicions about the prescription’s validity and called the provider who allegedly wrote it, Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond said. That provider indicated the prescription was a fake, he said.

Cooperstown police arrested Regg on April 11 in the theft of the prescription from, charging her with petit larceny.

When investigators arrested Regg on Monday, they allegedly found Vicodin in her purse, which resulted in the misdemeanor charge.

She was arraigned on the felony charges in Delhi Town Court before Judge Richard Gumo and remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash bail pending a hearing scheduled for Friday. She also was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Delhi Town Court on the misdemeanor charge.