Man arrested for forging prescriptions

Published 2:38 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

A 26-year-old Butler County man has been arrested in connection with a string of forged prescriptions.

The Greenville Police Department arrested Donald Haywood, 26, and charged him with multiple counts of forgery, second degree, and theft of property, third degree, after learning that he had stolen a prescription pad and passed off forged prescriptions for painkillers at pharmacies around town.

“We got a call from a local pharmacy that said they had some concerns about some of the prescriptions that had been brought in,” Lt. Justin Lovvorn said. “The names on the prescriptions didn’t match up and the same person was bring in prescriptions for three different names.”

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According to Lovvorn, Sgt. Curtis Miller was able to obtain video from the store and identify a Haywood.

During the course of the investigation, the GPD discovered 12 additional forged prescriptions that had not yet been reported.

“At this point we don’t believe he was selling them,” Lovvorn said. “He said he was in a car accident and got hooked on pain pills. We haven’t heard his name pop up as selling pills.”

Lovvorn said Haywood stole the prescription pad while working for a cleaning company that had a contract with the doctor’s office.