Franklin New Jersey police recently arrested a man accused of committing prescription fraud by posing as a doctor in order to get prescription pills.
According to Franklin NJ law enforcement, the suspect called in a prescription at a local pharmacy. During the phone call, the suspect allegedly pretended to be a Bergen County NJ doctor and requested a large quantity of pills. At this time, authorities have not revealed what kind of drug, or exactly how much of the drug, the suspect allegedly tried to obtain.
The suspect later went to the pharmacy and attempted to pick up the prescription. The pharmacist at the store became suspicious when the suspect was unable to provide even the most basic information needed to fill the prescription pill order. The pharmacist then dialed 911 and notified the Franklin Police Department of the possible prescription fraud.
A Franklin NJ patrol cop later pulled over the suspect’s vehicle while the suspect was attempting to cross the Goethals Bridge connecting New Jersey to Staten Island NY.
The 36-year-old suspect, who used to live in Hamburg NJ but currently lives in Millville NJ, has been charged with the very serious drug crime of prescription fraud, as well as unlicensed practice of medicine.
Meanwhile, two women were arrested and charged as accomplices in the alleged prescription fraud. A 33-year-old Randolph NJ woman and a 40-year-old Hamburg woman face charges for criminal attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) by fraud.
While the charges against the main suspect remain pending, he is being held at the Sussex County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Posing as Doc Tried to Call in Script for ‘Large Amount’ of Drugs, Cops Say.”