Aiken man, woman charged with prescription drug fraud

Aiken man, woman charged with prescription drug fraud

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - An Aiken man and his wife are accused of using fraudulent prescriptions to get prescription drugs, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Officers say Tammy Rose Williams, 33, who works for Augusta Health and Wellness Center, used her employer's DEA number without the consent of her employer to call in prescriptions to Walgreens for her husband, Shawn Alexander Williams, 27.

Tammy Williams told officers she did fraudulently call in a prescription on June 10 for 90 Lortab pills, which is a schedule III drug, according to an incident report. She told officers her husband coerced her into calling in the prescription.

Shawn Williams told officers he never asked his wife to commit fraud to obtain prescription medication, according to the incident report. He said he asked his wife to have her employers prescribe him medication because he needed it.

Tammy and Shawn Williams were each charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, according to the ADPS. They are being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

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