Boonton Township NJ police recently apprehended a woman who allegedly lied about a violent robbery so that she could get refills on prescription medications.
According to Boonton authorities, the suspect claimed that she was robbed in a local parking lot and that the robbers stole her prescribed medicine.
The suspect, a 42-year-old woman who lives in Flanders NJ, dialed 911 and contacted the Boonton Township Police Department in late November. When police officers arrived at the scene, the suspect said that she was attacked by two men while walking to her car. She told police that the robbers threw her to the ground, grabbed her purse, and made off with two bottles of prescription medication. The alleged culprits then ran away and fled the area.
Boonton Township NJ detectives looked into the incident and eventually determined that the suspect lied about everything. It is believed by authorities that the suspect likely fabricated the bogus claims so that she could report her medication as stolen, making it easier for her to seek a refill on the prescription pills.
Now the suspect has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including filing a false police report and filing a false report to incriminate others.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect secured her release from police custody. She will have to return to Boonton Township at a later date to address the charges against her.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Boonton Woman Faked Robbery to Refill Meds, Cops Say.”