Patient Charged With Stealing Doctors Identity

A 34 year-old Clayton woman is face charges from Clayton Police and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office following a prescription fraud investigation.

On July 30th, Clayton Police responded to Advance Spine and Pain Center located at 204 MedSpring Drive in Clayton in reference to a fraudulent prescription they had discovered. Officers were told one of their patients had attempted to pass a handwritten prescription for Percocet at two separate locations in the area. But the prescription was signed using the doctor`s maiden name.

34-year-old Grealyn Ramirez is charged with identify theft after Clayton Police say she forged the doctor’s name in attempt to obtain prescription narcotics.

The doctor told police the patient had been prescribed the medication but came back several days after, claiming the prescription was stolen and requesting another. Staff said the woman stormed out when she could not get another.

Later the Spine and Pain Center received a call from the Wal-Mart Pharmacy at 5141 Highway 42 West in the Cleveland area questioning a prescription written to a Grealyn Ramirez for a 15-count of Percocet 5/325mg and signed using the doctor’s maiden name.

Ramirez was charged with two counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or forgery and one count of identity theft for allegedly signing the name of her doctor on the fake prescription.  Ramirez was given a $7,500 bond on the three felony offenses.