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North County couple arrested on fraudulent prescription charges 

Anacristina McDaniel and Robert McDaniel.

–On Monday at 11:23 a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department responded to Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 1151 Creston Road, regarding fraudulent prescriptions.

The pharmacist noticed a suspicious trend, noting that Robert McDaniel had picked up several prescriptions for painkillers over the past two months. The prescriptions were made out to different names, but all stemmed from one dentist office. The pharmacist inquired with the prescribing dentist office, but each time the receptionist gave an excuse why the dentist could not speak on the phone. The pharmacist then refused to fill any more prescriptions until she spoke directly with the dentist.

Officers responded to the dentist office where they contacted an employee, Anacristina McDaniel and her husband, Robert McDaniel (not employed by the dentist). Unbeknownst to the dentist, Anacristina had stolen numerous prescription pads and submitted prescriptions to several pharmacies in Paso Robles and Atascadero.

Both Anacristina and Robert McDaniel were arrested for the following charges: 11368 H&S- Forgery of a fraudulent prescription, 11350 H&S- Possession of narcotics, 182(a)(1) PC-Conspiracy to commit crime, and 459 PC- Burglary. Further, Robert McDaniel was additionally charged for 1203.2 PC- Probation Violation. Both were booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.


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