Jenna Erickson forged Oxycodone prescriptions for online friends
Jenna Erickson forged prescriptions for Oxycodone to sell it to people she met online, according to a complaint filed by the Hennepin County Attorney's office Wednesday.
Erickson, 26, worked at a CVS pharmacy in Eden Prairie until police came across her alleged scheme in February.
Erickson is charged with filing six fake prescriptions in order to sell them to two unnamed people she met on the internet. She used real names of patients and doctors to print out fake prescriptions from her house in Bloomington, the complaint says.
Erickson got into the fraudulent prescription business when two people, referred to as "K.R." and "A.R." in the complaint, asked if she could sell them information about pharmacy customers. But Erickson went a step further, when "K.R." showed her how to make fake prescriptions from home.
The six prescriptions Erickson is alleged to have filed didn't involved much research: In every case, the doctor told police they had never seen the patient, and in one instance, Erickson used the name of a woman who moved out of Minnesota in 2009.
She also cut out the middle man at one point, giving 20 Oxycodone pills to her two new friends.
Erickson, who lives in Apple Valley, is facing six felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one charge of identity theft. She's currently being held in Hennepin County Jail on $35,000 bail.
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