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February 26, 2013
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Man accused of falsifying prescription

Bail is $10,000 for a 32-year-old Carson City man accused of fraudulently obtaining a prescription for Percocet from a grocery store pharmacy.

Richard Allen Painter, Jr., is to appear today in East Fork Justice Court on an allegation of altering a prescription to fraudulently obtain the pain reliever.

According to reports, Painter obtained a prescription Monday at the Washoe Tribe health clinic for 20 tablets.

He reportedly took the prescription to Raley's in Gardnerville, and altered the number of tablets from 20 to 120.

The technician misread the prescription and entered an order for 12 tablets, according to reports.

Painter, believing he had been shortchanged, returned to the pharmacy for 120 tablets.

The pharmacy staff reconfirmed the script by calling the Washoe Tribe, and was advised the number had been changed.

The pharmacy then contacted the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. According to court documents, Painter denied altering the script.

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 26, 2013 06:23PM Published Feb 26, 2013 06:21PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.