East Lyme Woman Accused of Stealing Prescription Pad to Obtain Controlled Substances

An East Lyme woman is accused of stealing a doctor's prescription pad to write fake prescriptions for drugs, police said. 

Jessica Burnette, 35, was arrested on Friday following an investigation into a stolen prescription pad, East Lyme Police said. 

Burnette is accused of writing 11 fraudulent prescriptions between October 2014 to June 2015. She would bring the prescription to a local CVS Pharmacy, according to police.

The suspect was charged with forgery of prescriptions, obtaining controlled substance on fraudulent prescriptions, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

Her bond was set at $50,000. 

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