Magoffin woman accused of giving court forged papers
by Jack Latta
PRESTONSBURG — A Magoffin county woman who was arrested in March for attempting to obtain controlled subtanaces fraudulently was back in court last week for allegedly presenting forged documents to the Floyd County District Court.
Darlene Russell, 39, of Salyersville, was arrested March 25, after she allegedly attempted to obtain controlled substances from the Wal-Mart pharmacy by using her daughter’s name. Russell told officers that Wal-Mart had called her to come pick up the order, and that she had told them she was unaware of a prescription for her daughter. Russell also allegedly provided the arresting officer with a false name and Social Security number.
Russell’s legal wranglings did not end there.
On May 15, a warrant was issued for arrest after she allegedly presented two forged pieces of letterhead, purportedly from Dr. Mark Einbecker, to officials in Floyd District Court. The documents were to become part of the official court record.
Russell is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for that action.
According to court records, Russell is next scheduled to appear in court in November.
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