A Rome woman is under arrests after police say she made up a story about being robbed so she could get a prescription for pain killers.
52 year old Malissa Allen told police that an unknown man had grabbed her purse from her arm as she walked out of a drug store in Rome. She says her purse contained cash, personal items and an opioid prescription she had just picked up at the drug store.
Following an investigation, Rome Police determined that Allen had made the story up as proof to her doctor to get a replacement prescription, in the hopes of allowing her to obtain additional medications. Police say additional charges against Allen are possible and additional arrests in the case may be coming.