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Cartersville Couple Jailed in Prescription Forgery Scheme

Stephen Curtis Chapman, 41, and Sarah Barber Chapman, 37, both Cartersville residents formerly employed by Floyd Healthcare Management, face fraud and drug distribution charges.

A Cartersville couple accused of forging prescriptions then distributing the pills face dozens of charges in an alleged scheme police have investigated for months.

Stephen Curtis Chapman, 41, and Sarah Barber Chapman, 37, both of Waterford Drive in Cartersville, were employed by Floyd Healthcare Management system at Floyd Urgent Care on Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville Police Department Chief Thomas Culpepper said in a release. The investigation, initiated by a Floyd security officer who got a tip and conducted by the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, started in July.

Sarah allegedly forged illegal prescriptions Stephen then filled at various pharmacies in the area—on at least 20 occasions and dating back to December 2011, according to the incident report. She allegedly duplicated patients' names, but changed their dates of birth on the prescriptions. 

Agents say Stephen was fired after allegedly stealing prescription pads and Sarah was placed on administrative leave while an investigation was conducted.

Stephen faces 25 charges and Sarah, 14 counts. They include fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, identity fraud and being a party to the crime of distributing Schedule II, III and IV drugs. Hydrocodone and Lortabs, Soma and Adipex are among the drugs allegedly obtained.

The couple is jailed awaiting a bond hearing and police say the investigation is ongoing.

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steve October 14, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Living in watorford and selling pills? Guess they were trying to supplement their income....dumb dumbs
Susan October 15, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Way to go to the officers that cought these two , good job , we need more officers like u guys , y'all are never thanked enough for all u do .
Mark Gilstrap October 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Mark G. These two people come from very nice families and like so many people they have let drugs destroy their lives.I don't especially feel sorry for them but I know there families are hurting!Maybe we all need to say a prayer for them!!!!
Paul Nally October 16, 2012 at 12:25 AM
AMEN, Mark!
tricia October 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM
His mom& dad r GOOD ppl.Drugs weave their way n2 all status' of pp.As a Christian we r 2 help restore the downfallen,not slaughter them! many people that have left neg comments on here n many ways r taking advantage of an opportunity2put some1 under the ground 2 lift their ownselves up,many probably felt really good about their life after knocking his down not a single 1of u who posted a neg remark can say ur showing true Christianity(for those who claim 2b1)Restoration,helping,grace,&love needs 2b shown here.my heart is sick over this,I also wonder Y he had so many friends who he went 2 get 2gethers& dinners etc,& none of them tried 2 help & intervene despite knowing he might get upset, it couldve helped prevent this downfall.So w/ that,i ask that if ur aware of some1 spiraling down or druguse "occassional" b a true friend dont worry about upsetting them & try 2 intervene or atleast encourage help & let their family know. Needless to say my prayers r with him, ms Jane & mr Johnny. & 4 those of uwho mentioned other womens name ...shame on you, gossip (referring to saying these 3 women were also to be arrested) is just as bad a sin in God's eyes as murder or drug use. I support his road 2 recovery even though he might have to hit bottom first. I dont think its right to send someone to hell for a wrong choice which led to an addiction. Im not sayn he shouldn’t be dealt w/ legally,just should have encouragement to recovery and hope for a better future.

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