Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Woman arrested for passing fraudulent prescriptions

MANATEE - A woman remained in jail on a $40,000 bond after she passed four fake prescriptions at Bradenton Home Town Pharmacy, 1407 57th Ave. W., over the past year for Xanax and Roxicodoone, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant affidavit.

Pharmacists contacted detectives after they researched several prescriptions and made contact with the listed doctor who said 23-year-old Nicole Doborwicz was not a patient.

Doborwicz presented her driver's license each time she passed a prescription to the pharmacists.

Deborwicz's arrest is part of an effort by law enforcement to crack down on prescription drug crime and abuse. She is one of a several hundred people who have been arrested on prescription drug-related charges this year.

Every other day, at least one person dies in the three-county area of a prescription pill drug overdose, said Medical Examiner Dr. Russell Vega for the 12th district, which includes Manatee, Sarasota and Desoto counties.

Nicole Doborwicz


  1. Did she hand the pharmacist a prescription for the drugs ? I wasn't aware doctors wrote them out anymore ! My doctors put a call into the pharmacy themselves or send it over a small handheld computer ! Just as fast as calling it in and no chance of fraud !!

  2. The culprit here is the pharmacy ! You have to go through Congress to get a bottle of cough syrup, but this girl got prescription drugs that easily ? There's more to this story than we're being told !