Two men and a woman, all siblings, have been charged with multiple crimes following their implication in a scheme to forge and fill 26 prescriptions for "very strong narcotics," said Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge.
Rebecca Moore, 32, of Muskogee, is charged with obtaining a controlled substance by forgery/fraud, unlawful use of a communication facility, identity theft, conspiracy, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Michael Ray Perry, 25, and Matthew Perry, 28, both of Fort Gibson, are each charged with obtaining a controlled substance by forgery/fraud, conspiracy, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
The charges follow an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics into Moore's repeated use of Tulsa practitioner Dr. Clinton Baird's information, as well as the information of nurse practitioner Amanda Robison, to forge prescriptions for narcotics such as Oxycodone.
Moore and the Perry brothers, alongside three other individuals, who have not been charged, would then pick up the forged prescriptions, often using the identity of the siblings' deceased mother, Rhonna Perry, according to an affidavit filed with the case.
"In total, Rebecca Moore picked up 26 forged prescriptions, including ten times for her deceased mother," writes OBN Agent Shaun Manes. "...Nine times Rebecca Moore committed identity fraud by using identification of her deceased mother to pick up forged prescriptions."
Manes also writes that Matthew Perry filled six prescriptions, while Michael Ray Perry filled two. The brothers were both involved with multiple pick-ups of the forged prescriptions.
Loge attributed the scheme, which he estimated had been going on since December, at least in part to addiction.
"It doesn’t matter where you’re from, this was a well-known family. They were raised well, their parents were well-known to the community," Loge said. "When you get addicted to opioids, and that is your focus, people do some things you don’t normally see to fuel that addiction. It can affect anybody."
Matthew Perry was released from the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility Thursday on $10,000 bond. Michael Ray Perry was released the same day on $25,000 bond, while Rebecca Moore was released Friday on $25,000 bond. The siblings' next court appearance will be Sept. 26.