What’s in a name? Case of pain, dog


FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) – A Burlington woman has been charged with trying to get painkillers from a drug store by using her dog’s name.

Kymberly Smith, 38, faces more than two dozen charges related to her alleged repeated attempts to fraudulently obtain painkillers at a Farmington pharmacy under her dog’s name.

Police said Smith is charged with using her dog Zack’s name to get Hydrocodone, which is marketed under several names including Vicodin.

Simsbury police said Smith was also arrested in June after she was allegedly caught calling in a fraudulent prescription for the same drug.

Farmington police said Smith was a veterinary technician for several area veterinarians when she began using their ID number to call in prescriptions for herself under the name “Zack Smith.”

She surrendered to police Dec. 29 and was released after posting bond.

Information from: The Herald, http://www.ctcentral.com/jrc-html/papers/localnews-p2.html

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