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2 arrested in Paso Robles for prescription fraud

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 15:02:13-04
Paso Robles police arrested a husband and wife for alleged fraudulent prescriptions.

Robert McDaniel, police say, had picked up several prescriptions for painkillers over the past two months. According to police, the prescriptions were made out to different names, but all stemmed from one dentist office.

On Monday, McDaniel went to pick up a prescription at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Creston Road.

“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,” police stated on a Facebook post. “The pharmacist then refused to fill any more prescriptions until she spoke directly with the dentist.”

McDaniel’s wife, Anacristina McDaniel was an employee of the dentist office. Police said unbeknownst to the dentist, Anacristina McDaniel had stolen numerous prescription pads and submitted prescriptions to several pharmacies in Paso Robles and Atascadero.

<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-207730">Robert and Anacristina McDaniel

Both Anacristina and Robert McDaniel were arrested and face several charges including forgery of a fraudulent prescription, possession of narcotics, conspiracy to commit crime, and burglary.

Robert McDaniel also faces a probation violation charge. Both were booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.