Three Arrested For Trying To Fill Fake Prescriptions

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Three people from the Chicago area were arrested for allegedly trying to fill fake prescriptions at pharmacies in Hillsboro on Monday, July 8.

Anton Thomas, 36, of Chicago, Warren Morris, 41, of Chicago, and Michelle Hubbard, 33, of Springfield but formerly of the Chicago area, were all transported to Montgomery County Jail and booked on charges of unauthorized possession of prescription forms.  Morris was also taken in on an outstanding parole warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Hubbard was arrested at 1:39 p.m. Monday at Sullivan Drugs after the Hillsboro Police Department received a report that she was trying to pass a fake prescription.  According to Hillsboro Police Chief Randy Leetham, she had dropped off a similar prescription at CVS.

The two other suspects, walking between CVS and Sullivan's, did not see Hubbard's arrest, according to Leetham, and one of them came into Sullivan's looking for her.  Police were again called, and Thomas and Morris were arrested with help from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in the 400 block of South Main Street in a rented Nissan Rogue with Florida license plates.

"Several other fraudulent prescriptions were located inside the vehicle," Chief Leetham said.  "Some of the forms were completely blank, and some had names and false Hillsboro addresses."

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