Prescription fraud is generally known as illegally gaining prescription drugs to sell or for personal use. Some ways prescription fraud can be committed include:
- Stealing a physician’s prescription pad and writing prescriptions for fake patients
- Altering a physician’s prescription by increasing the quantity of the drug
- Using a computer to create fake prescriptions
- Calling in a prescription and using your phone number for callback confirmations
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Prescription Drug Fraud Penalties
Like most drug charges, prescription fraud is a felony offense that is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Depending on the circumstances of the charges, defendants who have no previous criminal record may be able to receive rehabilitation or probation.
Prescription fraud is a serious offense for medical practitioners, and can result in jail time, loss of license, fees and more.
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The above summary of prescription fraud is by no means all-inclusive and is not intended to provide legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on prescription fraud laws and penalties, speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area.