Illinois Woman Commits Prescription Fraud in Fremont

FREMONT – A local pharmacy exercised appropriate due diligence this weekend and caught a fraudulent prescription for opioids before it was filled.

Friday night, the Fremont Police department were called to a pharmacy located in the 1500 block of east 23rd street after a patron had given the pharmacy a forged prescription. When confronted at the store, the patron gave officers a false name and a fake ID.

As a result of the incident, Brandy L. Yocum, 35, of Calumet City, IL was charged with Acquiring Controlled Substances by Forgery, Criminal Impersonation and False Reporting.