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Monday 23 October 2017

Health worker had forged prescriptions

A NURSING home worker who tried to use a forged prescription to get drugs from a chemist had been put under pressure to commit the crime to pay off old drug debts.

Pauline Murray (36) was caught and the gardai called before any of the prescription medication was dispensed by the south Dublin pharmacy.

Judge Hugh O'Donnell fined her €150 for fraud when she appeared in Dublin District Court. Murray, a single mother-of-two of Oliver Bond House, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty to the offence at Maher's Pharmacy on Baggot Street in April this year.

Murray had met "somebody from her past" who wanted money for drugs, the court was told. He put her "under duress', she said.

aphelan@herald.ie

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