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CORONA: Hearing for doctor in prescription case delayed

04 Jun

The probation hearing for a Corona doctor accused of prescription fraud has been postponed to July 10. The public defender representing Lisa Michele Barden told a Superior Court judge in Riverside on Monday, June 4, that he recently received the case and was not prepared.

Barden, 42, was arrested May 19 after she picked up a prescription at Main Street Pharmacy in Corona. Police said she phoned in the prescription using another doctor’s name and then claimed to be a relative of the patient when she paid for the pills.

Barden was sentenced less than a year in jail and five years probation in 2011 after being convicted of 275 felonies related to prescription fraud. Her sentence of seven years, eight months was suspended.

Barden’s current charge is identity theft, with enhancements of forging or falsifying a prescription, forgery, passing a bad check and impersonating a prescriber. She remains in jail.

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