Doctor's employee arrested in connection with forging prescription

Diana Hernandez, 35, under investigation in 32 cases, affidavit says


SAN ANTONIO – A 35-year-old woman was arrested after police said she forged a prescription.

According to an arrest affidavit, Diana Hernandez tried to get a prescription for the narcotic drug Norco filled Sept. 13 at a Walmart pharmacy at 1515 S. Ellison Drive for someone named Alma Hernandez.

But the pharmacy noticed that no daily dosage amount was listed on the prescription, so they called the doctor to verify it, the affidavit said.

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The doctor told the pharmacy that he didn't issue the prescription and he didn't have a patient by that name, the affidavit said.

When the suspect went to pick up the prescription, she was told the pharmacy was out of Norco and that she would have to return the next day to get it, the affidavit said.

As the suspect drove away, a pharmacy staff member wrote down her vehicle license plate number, the affidavit said. The vehicle was registered to someone who lives at the suspect's home address.

When the suspect went the next day to pick up the prescription, she was asked for a photo ID.

She gave them her ID, which the pharmacy made a photocopy of.

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The pharmacy told the suspect that they couldn't give out the prescription until Alma Hernandez met with the doctor, the affidavit said.

The doctor's office was informed about the ID that the suspect presented, and that's when the pharmacy learned that she was an employee of the doctor, the affidavit said.

Diana Hernandez was arrested and charged with a felony charge of obtaining drugs by fraud.

She is under investigation for 32 other cases of forged prescriptions where her name is listed as a patient or the person who picked up the prescription, the affidavit said.

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