JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A Jacksonville woman has been arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a valid medical license after she allegedly wrote fraudulent prescriptions.
Ernestina "Tina" Giron-Schupke, 49, was arrested on Monday afternoon by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
On Sept. 11, a CVS pharmacist contacted police about the fraudulent prescription. The pharmacist became suspicious that the drug Axiron, a testosteron medication, is not something usually prescribed by an ear, nose and throat doctor. The pharmacist called the doctor's office and the office manager confirmed that the prescription was fake.
The office manager recognized the handwriting on the precsiption as that of an employee of theirs, Schupke. Schupke was a laser technician on leave in Mexico at the time. The office manager said Schupke had no medical license and no authority to write prescriptions.
Police say Schupke is licensed as an electrologist.
Police met with Schupke on Monday and she admitted to writing the prescriptions.