Woman arrested for allegedly forging prescription slips

A 30-year-old North Hollywood woman who allegedly forged prescription slips to snag drugs from Magnolia Pharmacy in Burbank was arrested Thursday, police said.

Aline Ghirard allegedly presented three forged prescriptions at the pharmacy, located at 2211 West Magnolia Blvd., on Tuesday in an effort to get more than 20 prescription pills, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.

Burbank police served a search warrant at her home Thursday, which led them to other items indicating fraud, including pill bottles, Ryburn said.

Ghirard was arrested in Glendale last week after a similar incident in which she allegedly tried to obtain Vicodin from a CVS Pharmacy using forged slips, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.

According to booking reports, Ghirard is a respiratory therapist.

She is being held in lieu of $45,000 bail, according to Los County jail records.

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

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