Rockwell woman charged with prescription forgery

Lisa Lanette Eimer
Lisa Lanette Eimer

Authorities charged a Rockwell woman with forging nearly two dozen prescriptions at area pharmacies.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Lisa Lanette Eimer, 34, of the 200 block of King Road, with 20 counts of felony obtaining a prescription by forgery.

Investigators say Eimer, who is a patient of Dr. Bradley Chotiner of Chotiner Family Healthcare in Rockwell had been calling several pharmacies using an employee’s name at the practice. An employee of the practice called investigators Aug. 16 to confirm the forged prescriptions. Eimer had been calling in prescriptions since Nov. 23.

Capt. John Sifford said Eimer had all the identifying information including the practice’s Drug Enforcement Agency number, which is required for any health care provider in order to write prescriptions for controlled substances.

The prescriptions were written in either Eimer’s name or husband Jeffrey’s name, investigators said.

Jeffrey Eimer told investigators he had information that showed several prescriptions were taken out in his name at different pharmacies. Eimer said he knew he had not gotten any of the prescriptions.

The prescriptions were used at CVS at East Innes Street, Walgreens at East Innes Street, Rite Aid at East Innes Street, Rite Aid at Jake Alexander Boulevard, Walmart at Arlington Street and a Walmart in Richfield.

The most recent forgery occurred Aug. 15.

Jeffrey Eimer told officials he was made aware by CVS pharmacy who called to inform him his prescription for 60 Lortab was ready. Eimer told law enforcement he did not submit a prescription.

Lisa Eimer was charged Sunday and held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. She has since been released.

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