Authorities seeking couple wanted in dozens of prescription drug fraud cases

Authorities seeking couple wanted in dozens of prescription drug fraud cases

47-year-old Louis R. Shipley and 45-year-old Terra L Buraas.

TENINO, Wash. — Tenino police are looking for a man and a woman they say are involved in identity theft and dozens of prescription drug fraud cases.

On Wednesday, police were called to Hedden’s Pharmacy for a possible fraudulent prescription involving a couple. When officers arrived, the couple quickly left the store, got into a car and sped away at a high rate of speed.

When officers tried to pull the car over, the driver sped away. A police chase began, but officers ended the pursuit at Henderson Road and Old 99 in the city of Tenino because of safety concerns.

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The two were not found.

An extensive investigation by Tenino officers showed that the two suspects were involved in identity theft and prescription drug fraud cases throughout cities in the I-5 corridor, according to investigators.

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Bureau of Health Investigators for Washington are also seeking the suspects, identified as 45-year-old Terra L Buraas, who has several felony arrest warrants, and 47-year-old Louis R. Shipley.

Authorities have issued a statewide bulletin for their arrest.

Tenino officers said the couple has been responsible for more than 50 prescription drug frauds across Washington in addition to several other felonies.

Anyone with more information about the case is asked to contact the Tenino Police Department at 360-264-2626 and reference case #2019-00071.

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