MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis man was locked up after police say he posed as a doctor to get prescription pain pills.
According to a police report, 28-year-old Stephen Liggins called a Walgreens in the Westwood area Wednesday night and claimed to be a Memphis doctor. However, the pharmacist who took the call personally knows the doctor Liggins tried to imitate, so she phoned the real doctor and confirmed there was an imposter.
Liggins was arrested when he tried to pick up the Lortab prescription later that day. He told police he was picking up the pills for a friend, and the friend had called pretending to be a doctor.
The pharmacist accused Liggins of trying the same ruse several times before.
Stephen Liggins was charged with prescription fraud and booked at the Shelby County Jail on a $7,500 bond. He is due in court February 8.