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Kilgore man facing multiple fraud charges

From Staff Reports
June 20, 2013 at 10 p.m.


A Kilgore man facing multiple fraud charges, including falsified prescriptions police say he used to buy up to 300 milligrams of hydrocodone, was held in the Gregg County Jail Thursday on bonds totaling $275,000.

Christopher Alan Kemp, 25, was arrested Wednesday after multiple arrest warrants were filed with the 124th District Court, the Gregg County Court at Law I and the Gregg County Pct. 1 justice of the peace.

The warrants stemmed from a series of indictments handed down in 2011 and 2012.

A Gregg County grand jury in March 2012 indicted Kemp on charges of obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, fraudulent use of a prescription form and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

The indictment included two counts of obtaining or attempting to obtain hydrocodone through "misrepresentation, forgery, or deception" by using a prescription which he said was issued by an F. Murphy, according to documents obtained from the Gregg Count District Attorney's Office.

Kemp also used falsified prescriptions to buy or try to buy Alprazolam (commonly known as Xanax), a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders and insomnia.

According to the indictment, Kemp possessed of several identifying documents that belonged to Murphy, including Murphy's government-issued Texas Department of Public Safety ID card.

In November 2011, Kemp was indicted on five counts of credit card abuse.

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