SPOKANE VALLEY -- Deputies responding to a prescription forgery call in Spokane Valley Sunday say they arrived to find a "visibly" nervous woman and her accomplice.
According to pharmacists at the business on the 134000 block of E. Sprague, the women said they were trying to pick up the prescription for a friend who'd been involved in a collision. An alert pharmacist noticed the stolen pharmacy pad was flagged by the Spokane Pharmacy Association, and a woman matching Diaz' description tried to use stolen prescriptions the night before at several Albertson's pharmacies.
The pharmacist stalled the two suspects after calling 911.
The police spokesman says both women tried to walk away from the store, but deputies first detained, arrested them, and booked them into the Spokane County Jail. Both women appeared in court Monday. The both have criminal records and Diaz’s bond was set at $2,500. Russel was released.
Deputy Craig Chamberlain says the sheriff’s office has seen a spike in pharmacy fraud