Suspects accused of faking prescription, medical condition | Crime
Kennett police say three Piggott residents not only faked a prescription, two of them faked being sick.
On Thursday police arrested Keri Smart-Scheffler, 30, for fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.
According to investigators, she posed as an employee of a doctor’s office to call in a prescription for herself at SEMO Drugs, 1312 First St.
When she went to pick up the prescription, police were waiting.
Officers also arrested two occupants in her car.
Dusty Scheffler, 31, and Carla Parrish-Scheffler, 32, were arrested on outstanding warrants.
They were taken to a local hospital after complaining of “what is now believed to be ‘faked’ medical conditions,” according to the report.
Police say the pair then fled the hospital on foot.
Officers chased down the couple and took them to the Dunklin County Justice Center where they were also charged with resisting arrest.
Formal charges are expected to be filed by the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office.
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