Forgery, deception case goes to Common Pleas

By Nick Walton -

The case of a man trying to pass a forged prescription was bound over to the Champaign County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.

According to the Champaign County Municipal Court’s website, the case of Kenneth M. Hull was bound over during a hearing. His bond remained at $10,000.

Hull, 18, of 476 Windgate Place, Mount Sterling, is charged with a fifth degree felony charge of forgery and deception to obtain a dangerous drug and a second degree misdemeanor obstructing official business charge stemming from an Oct. 9 incident.

Urbana Police Chief Matt Lingrell said police responded to the Kroger Pharmacy, 1637 E. U.S. Route 36, on that date on a report of a man attempting to pass a forged prescription.

Pharmacy employees became suspicious of the man and found the document he presented to be a forgery. Police arrived on the scene and found the man walking in the Kroger parking lot.

Officer Mike Hughes stopped the man and attempted to identify him, however, the man provided a fake name and birthdate. The man was taken into custody and police discovered Hull’s real identity.

During an interview with the investigating officer, Hull claimed that he was picked up by strangers in Columbus, where he is allegedly homeless, and was driven to the Urbana Kroger Pharmacy, where he was offered money to get the fake prescription filled for them.

Lingrell said police could not find evidence of others being involved in the case still in the area.

Hull was listed in custody at the Tri-County Regional Jail, Mechanicsburg, as of Thursday afternoon.

By Nick Walton

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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