A Palm Beach Gardens woman was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly forging prescriptions to obtain more than 1,200 tablets or capsules of controlled substances from a pharmacy during four-month period earlier this year.
Rachel Blanchard, 23, is being held at Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $24,000 bond. She is scharged with eight counts of trafficking oxycodone, 17 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and 23 counts of fraudulently obtaining medicinal drugs.
According to the arrest report, a pharmacy technician at Anthony's Pharmacy in Palm Beach Gardens called the Chronic Pain Management Center in Boca Raton to verify three prescriptions presented to the pharmacy on April 20. Among the names mentioned was Blanchard's. The office manager at the clinic told the pharmacy technician that Blanchard nor the other two, were clients of the clinic, the report stated.
Blanchard's pharmacy profile revealed 21 fraudulent prescriptions from Jan. 4 through April 6, according to the report. It details that Blanchard obtained a total of 1,243 controlled substances, which included 845 tablets of oxycodone, 111 tablets of omeprazole (Prilosec) and 240 tablets of alprazolam (Xanax).
According to jail records, Tuesday's arrest marks the second one this year for Blanchard. She was arrested in January for resisting arrest and tampering or destroying physical evidence. She was also arrested in 2009 for battery. She was released on her own recognizance on both previous arrests.
From what I'm reading, HP is expecting to get tens of thousands of these things back in stock over the next couple of weeks. The diligent person should be able to get one for $99 if they stay on top of things.
People on Slickdeals are saying PCmall / Macmall are taking orders on the phone, and saying they still have a few thousand in stock. Their websites are down, though. They're saying it takes 1-2 hours to get to an operator.
I'd say don't count your chickens on this...they had those up for sale way too long, unless they just had a shitload of them. No one else has stayed up this long without selling out. PCmall (which is OnSale) is a big company, though. It's entirely possible they had a couple 10k of them.
I bought a case on Amazon yesterday for $12. Had all good reviews, and was talked about on some other sites. The same store I bought it from jacked the price from 12 to 24 yesterday when everyone started buying them.
Of course it's out of stock now, but you can probably find it slewhere. Some other places are selling them for anywhere from $15 to $35 already
Search HP Touchpad on E-bay, sort by lowest price first. Look at all the retards bidding them up $150-$200 for the 16gb models. HP even stated they plan on selling more this week. Man, people get panicky.
I have to wonder how well they're actually monitoring inventory on this, though...that's been up on Slickdeals for like 15 minutes now. They usually blow these things up in a couple of minutes, unless Macmall had like 20,000 of them.