Woman accused of forging prescriptions

Police say an employee at an Oak Harbor dental clinic used forged prescriptions to obtain opioid medication from pharmacies.

Prosecutors charged the employee, Lindsey A. McCollum, 35, in Island County Superior Court May 9 with three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by a forged prescription.

A manager at SeaMar Dental Clinic reported to police last September that a pharmacist at Safeway alerted her to the suspected forgeries.

The manager looked into it and found 23 prescriptions were forged and used to obtain Percocet and Norco at different pharmacies around the city, according to court documents.

McCollum allegedly admitted to taking a prescription pad and writing fraudulent prescriptions, according to the police report.

McCollum reportedly told an officer that she started taking the pills after a surgery earlier in the year.

If convicted of the charges, McCollum could face up to a year in jail under the standard sentencing range.

More in News

City council candidates focus on development at forum

The city of Oak Harbor needs to get out of the way… Continue reading

Piper Travis
County settles for $3.1M in woman’s jail-related death

Jail staff neglected a Whidbey Island woman as she became seriously ill, her family alleged.

Sewage plant recognized as project of the year

Oak Harbor’s new clean water facility was recently honored as one of… Continue reading

Workshop looks at rising sea level

Whidbey Island dwellers may have a interest in the effects rising sea… Continue reading

Man held on $100,000 bail for child porn

An Oak Harbor man admitted to having “multiple gigabytes” of child pornography… Continue reading

Pumpkin pickers needed

Liz Sherman picks sugar pie pumpkins at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville.… Continue reading

Leaders work on plan to end homelessness

Whidbey leaders and residents have been discussing the issue of homelessness for… Continue reading

Agreement reached between hospital, island fire districts

After months of negotiating, North and Central Whidbey fire districts have reached… Continue reading

Getting clean: Family reunites, offers hope for others battling addiction

Daniel and Adriana Aivles were addicted to heroin and living out of… Continue reading

Most Read