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Clayton woman charged in 'doctor shopping' case

Posted June 29, 2009 4:51 p.m. EDT

— During the past several weeks, Clayton police have been working a “doctor shopping” case after an insurance provider alerted the department of suspicious activity.

Patricia Ann Evans, 56, of 2036 Willowhill Lane was arrested on Thursday after she voluntarily surrendered to authorities.

Evans was charged with 46 felony counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud. In each of the 46 cases, the suspect had received a prescription which was then filled at various pharmacies in Clayton during overlapping 30-day periods over the past three years.

Evans was being held in Johnston County Detention Center under a $461,000 bond.