S.C. man charged with prescription fraud

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 23, 2011

SALISBURY — A South Carolina man, trying to fill a photocopied and forged prescription for Adderall across North and South Carolina, was caught in Salisbury Thursday, authorities said, after he tried to get the fake prescription past pharmacists at Moose Pharmacy on West Innes Street.
James Matthew McManus, 32, of Edgemoor, S.C., was charged with felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery and given a $500 secured bond.
Salisbury Police reported that McManus asked a pharmacist at the pharmacy what the cash price of the Adderall would be, and how much it would be if he just wanted to purchase half of it. The pharmacist then told him she needed to call someone about the prescription since it was from a South Carolina doctor, and made a phone call. McManus told her he would be back to pick it up, but the pharmacist called police and gave them a description of his car.
McManus was arrested in the 500 block of Brenner Avenue.
A doctor in South Carolina said McManus had made copies of a prescription and was trying to get the prescriptions filled across the Carolinas.
McManus was to make his first appearance in court this morning.