Man phones fake prescription to pharmacy, arrested
PADUCAH, Ky - A man was arrested after he tried to phone in a fake prescription to a pharmacy while inside that same pharmacy.
Employees noticed a customer acting suspiciously and called the Paducah Police Department's prescription drug investigator, Detective John Tolliver.
Timothy Carrigan went to the pharmacy to pick up a legitimate prescription, but employees then saw Carrigan duck down in one of the aisles and called someone on his cellphone.
As it turns out, Carrigan called the pharmacy, giving the name of a physician saying he was calling in a prescription for a narcotic painkiller for 'John Carrigan'.
The employee who took the call could hear the sounds of the pharmacy coming through the phone line, granting suspicion.
The employee questioned the caller, Carrigan hung up. Timothy Carrigan then returned to the counter to pick up his legitimate prescription.
Carrigan admitted to detectives that he had placed the call to try and get the painkiller for his own use.
Timothy Carrigan of Paducah was arrested at 11 a.m. Monday, February 24th and charged with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery and booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.