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Falsely Accused of Shoplifting; Customer’s Ordeal Sends Woman to ER

A Tracy (California) couple has filed suit against a national pharmacy chain, claiming employees at one of its stores in Tracy falsely accused the husband of shoplifting, then refused to fill the wife’s prescriptions for pneumonia and asthma medications. Later that same day, the wife — unable to breathe — was rushed to a hospital emergency room.

Lorina Fermaint, 34, a nurse raising four children with husband Vincent Mares, went to her doctor the morning of June 10 after suffering from a high fever for several days. Upon reviewing her X-rays, Fermaint’s doctor told her she had pneumonia. Combined with her asthma, she was having serious trouble breathing…

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