DTF arrests two in prescription forgery scheme
by Staff Report
Oct 14, 2012 | 5714 views | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chief Thomas Culpepper of the Cartersville Police Department has announced the arrest of Stephen Curtis Chapman, 41, and Sarah Chapman (Barber), 37, both of Cartersville in connection with a prescription forgery scheme. The investigation has been on-going since July and was conducted by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force.

According to DTF agents, the married couple had been working for the Floyd Healthcare Management system at the Floyd Urgent Care located on Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville. Stephen Chapman was terminated after allegedly stealing prescription pads. Sarah Chapman was placed on administrative leave while an investigation was conducted.

Allegedly, she would forge illegal prescriptions which Stephen Chapman would fill at various pharmacies in the area. She allegedly duplicated patient names but changed the dates of birth on the prescriptions.

Twenty-five charges have been placed against Stephen Chapman. Fourteen charges have been placed against Sarah Chapman. The charges on both include fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, identity fraud, and party to the crime of distributing Schedule II, III and IV drugs. Among the drugs being obtained were hydrocodone, lortabs, soma and adipex.

Both subjects are being held at the Bartow County jail awaiting a bond hearing. Police are not releasing any further information at this time due to the ongoing investigation.