A Hopatcong NJ oral surgeon was arrested and charged with using her patients’ identities to obtain Vicodin.
The Roxbury and Hopatcong police departments joined forces for a lengthy investigation that culminated in the arrest of 45-year-old Jennifer Lamphier.
The investigation was far-reaching, with police officers visiting pharmacies, interviewing patients, and conducting surveillance of Lamphier.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Lamphier was arrested and charged with forgery, identity theft, obtaining Vicodin by fraud, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to police, Lamphier committed forgery 35 times between February 2012 and November 2013. She also allegedly obtained prescription drugs, primarily Vicodin, on 36 occasions.
In a joint announcement, the Roxbury police chief and the Hopatcong police chief said that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) played a vital role in the investigation.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Oral Surgeon Stole Patients’ Identities to Get Vicodin Illegally, Cops Say.“
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