Woman faces charges of prescription fraud

Published 4:20 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011



FRANKLIN—A Franklin woman has been charged with allegedly using another woman’s name to call in a prescription for appetite suppressants, according to court records.

Susan Powell, 59, of 100 Lake Crescent Drive was charged with 12 felony charges of obtaining drugs by fraud. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in Franklin General District Court. The preliminary hearing is held to determine whether there is enough evidence against Powell to continue the case.

Powell allegedly called Walgreens in Franklin and identified herself as an employee of Dr. Glenn Bidwell, calling in a prescription for Susan Powell, according to court records.

She picked up the prescription for Fastin, an appetite suppressant, with five refills on six dates between March and August, according to court records.

In November, Powell called in the same prescription to Walgreens, again saying she was an employee of the doctor’s office, court records state.

Powell is free on $1,000 secured bond.