A Sarasota couple was arrested Wednesday on multiple
charges for obtaining controlled substances by fraud, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Shannon Moulton, 40, and her husband, Claiborne Moulton, 45, both of 2800 the block of Grazeland Drive, Sarasota, are charged with a multitude of felonies after an investigation revealed they allegedly faxed dozens of fraudulent prescriptions to a variety of area pharmacies over a period of 15 months.
A pharmacist contacted investigators with the SCSO pharmaceutical diversion unit in early July about a possible fraudulent prescription for Shannon, according to a report.
Soon detectives learned that Shannon had called in fake prescriptions at a variety of pharmacies to obtain about 1,760 Hydrocodone pills and additional doses of antibiotics, a report states. She reportedly used the names and DEA numbers of doctors she had worked with at a dermatology office.
Moulton turned herself in to the Sarasota County Jail Thursday. She faces 52 charges, including obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, obtaining a legend drug by fraud and criminal use of personal identification information.
Claiborne is facing 28 charges, including obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and principal to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.