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Prescription drugsA Racine woman was charged with felony drug charges after she called in her own fraudulent pain medication prescriptions at the chiropractic clinic where she worked, according to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Kim Barry, 35, was charged with five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

If convicted on all counts, Barry faces up to 27 years five months in prison and/or fined up to $50,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Barry allegedly had been calling in her own prescriptions to an area pharmacy. She worked at Caledonia Chiropractic as a patient coordinator. The doctors at the office confronted Barry, who admitted that she had obtained a controlled pain medication multiple occasions since March 2014.

The pharmacist told the officer that Barry had another prescription for Norco from Aurora. When the woman questioned the need for the refill, Barry told her that her prescription had been stolen. The woman asked for a police report number, but Barry didn’t have one and the woman called the doctor at Caledonia Chiropractic. She told him that Barry was seeing different doctors who were prescribing similar medications and she told police that Barry had also tried to have another prescription filled at a second pharmacy.

Barry, who has been fired, is expected to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. on June 26.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.