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Woman accused of passing fraudulent prescriptions in Gulf Breeze

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (WKRG) - A woman from outside of the United States is facing charges in connection to prescription fraud.

Gelener Monae Bennett, 20, went to Tiger Point Walmart on Gulf Breeze Parkway around 11 a.m. Sunday to fill a prescription. Police say a doctor at Baptist Medical Group in Pensacola wrote the prescription for a woman who lives in Fort Walton Beach.

Bennett listed a Chicago address as her residence, but according to the arrest report speaks with a "British accent".

Bennett was using different names at other stores. The prescriptions were for Promethazine Codeine syrup and Penicillin oral tablets.

She was wearing hospital scrubs at the time and could not provide identification and said she had no insurance. The prescriptions were logged into the Walmart database but the technician discovered the pharmacy was out of stock.  She then went to the Tiger Point C.V.S and Walgreens but they were out of stock too, according to the arrest report.

The two names on the prescriptions are not listed as patients of the doctor's practice.

She is being held on a bond of just over $23,000 in the Santa Rosa County Jail. 


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