The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Sarasota couple on multiple charges for obtaining controlled substances by fraud.
A pharmacist contacted investigators with the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit in early July about a possible fraudulent prescription for Shannon Moulton, DOB 5/23/73, 2888 Grazeland Drive. The investigation revealed that over a period of 15 months, Moulton called-in and faxed dozens of fraudulent prescriptions to a variety of pharmacies to obtain some 1,760 Hydrocodone pills and additional doses of antibiotics. She 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 today to face 52 charges, including Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud, Obtaining a Legend Drug by Fraud and Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information. Her husband Claiborne Moulton, DOB 11/05/68, is facing 28 charges, including Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud and Principal to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud.