Woman Steals Patient’s Identity To Get Xanax Prescription
HARRISON CITY (KDKA) — A woman is accused of stealing a local woman’s identity — not to steal her personal information or even her money – but to get her prescriptions.
Police say 29-year-old Cheyenne Chaffey, of Jeannette, used the real patient’s name when she called Dr. Carlos Marrero’s office to get a prescription for Xanax.
The office called in the prescription to the North Huntingdon Giant Eagle pharmacy. Chaffey then transferred the prescription to the Penn Township Giant Eagle where she picked it up and signed her own name on the log.
The doctor realized what was going on two weeks later when he asked the patient how the new medication was going and the patient didn’t know what he was talking about.
Police then questioned Chaffey who told them, “I was so sick I needed something. I did call Dr. Marrero for the Xanax pills. I acted like I was a patient.”
She is charged with misrepresentation to acquire a controlled substance, identity theft and disorderly conduct.
The charges were filed at a magistrate’s office in Harrison City. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.