MARCO ISLAND, Fla.- A Marco Island woman facing prescription fraud charges was granted bond Thursday. A Collier County judge set Joyce Crain's bail at $80,000.
Marco Police arrested the 62-year-old at her home last night, after a search of the property produced $150,000 worth of
prescription drugs and prescriptions with forged doctors' signatures.
Police say Crain ran the non-profit "Prescriptions 4 Hope," which claimed to help uninsured or indigent patients purchase drugs.
Local charities are familiar with Crain's work, and some say they have referred people to Prescriptions 4 Hope for help.
Chris Nind, with the Salvation Army of Collier County, says Crain was introduced to area social service groups about 3 years ago.
"As far assistance with prescriptions was concerned it was another connection. It was another agency to refer people to," Nind says. "I think it is concerning when any agency which originally was designed to help those people in need is not doing that."
Crain faces charges of forgery, 6 counts of criminal use of personal identification, and possession of a controlled substance.
Her husband and attorney were in court Thursday and declined to comment.
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