Marla Rebecca Bright is accused of forging numerous prescriptions from her work.
Marla Rebecca Bright, 31, of First Broad Drive in Bostic, turned herself in to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office on May 25 after a representative with Shelby Dental Care Center reported the forgery of doctor’s signatures on prescriptions for the drug Norco, a pill mixture of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, on May 12.
The discovery was made after the dental office received a call from CVS for verification on the signature, according to Shelby Police reports.
Bright allegedly printed off prescriptions and forged a doctor’s signature. First reports indicate eight prescriptions had been forged. Investigators believe a total of 14 prescriptions were printed off.
Each prescription was for varying amounts of the drug, said Capt. Steve Seate.
Marla Rebecca Bright filled prescriptions on non-patients
The initial investigation showed five of the eight prescriptions were filled for people who have no patient history at the office. Investigators do not believe she was selling the medicine.
Bright has been working at the office for more than two years as a dental assistant, Seate said.
She is charged with 14 counts of felony common law forgery, 14 counts of felony forging and uttering and 14 counts of felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
She has bonded out of jail and is due in court June 27.
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