Woman held on $1.5 million bond for prescription fraud in Alamance County

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police have charged a woman with prescription fraud in Alamance County.

A Walgreens employee contacted the Burlington Police Department on March 30 to report a possible instance of prescription fraud.

After a week-long investigation, police determined 40-year-old Heather Smith Elliott was obtaining controlled drugs through forgery at multiple pharmacies in Alamance County.

The incidents allegedly began in late 2014 and continued until March of 2016.

Elliott was charged with 64 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by forgery and six counts of Level III trafficking opiates.

She is being held in the Alamance County Jail under a $1.5 million secured bond.