Woman Facing Federal Charges for Writing Fake Prescriptions

A woman who worked at Cornerstone Eye Associates in Rochester, is facing federal charges for writing fake prescriptions for thousands of painkillers.

Shannon Lambert is charged with obtaining controlled substances by fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Federal prosecutors say between January 2018 and February 2019, Lambert illegally logged into an electronic prescription program used by doctors, and used it to issue prescriptions for drugs like Vicodin, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone to herself and others who were not patients at Cornerstone. In all, Lambert is accused of writing 73 fake prescriptions.

She is due back in court next month.

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