Woman accused of fraudulently obtaining drugs


Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:04 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:04 p.m.

A former employee of a doctor was arrested Friday on allegations of using fraudulent prescriptions in his name to get painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, Gainesville police reported.

Tresca Kay Durr, 36, of 430 SE 75th St., was charged with trafficking hydrocodone, possession of a control substance and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, according to an arrest report.

Late Friday morning, police were called to the Walgreens at 1615 NW 13th St. regarding prescription fraud. The pharmacist told police that Durr was trying to pick up phoned-in prescriptions for the painkiller hydrocodone and for alprazolam — a generic Xanax.

The pharmacist had checked with the doctor, who said he did not authorize the prescription, according to the report. The pharmacist told police that Durr had been getting prescriptions filled for more than a year but the doctor was only recently called to verify.

Under police questioning, Durr admitted to calling in prescriptions herself over the last year, the report states. Durr used to work for the doctor as a medical assistant and used the Drug Enforcement Administration number assigned to the doctor.

When she no longer worked for the doctor, Durr would use the phone from the office lobby to call in the prescriptions, the report states.

Durr had two pill bottles in her purse when she was arrested. The pharmacy gave police a printed statement showing that 73 prescriptions had been called in by Durr since January 2012, the report states.

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