Boonton Township police arrested a woman accused of lying about a violent robbery in order to illegally refill prescription medications.
According to law enforcement, the suspect claimed that she was a robbery victim and that the robbers had taken her medications.
The suspect, a 42-year-old female from Flanders NJ, contacted the Boonton Township Police Department in late November and said that she had been attacked by two men in a local parking lot. When police officers arrived at the scene, the suspect told them that she was jumped by two men as she walked to her car.
According to the suspect, the robbers flung her to the pavement and grabbed her purse. The men then reportedly removed two bottles of prescription medicine and fled the area on foot.
Boonton Township detectives investigated the incident and later determined that the suspect faked the entire report. Authorities indicated that the suspect likely made the bogus claims to police so that she could report her medication as stolen and then get a refill on the prescription pills.
Now the suspect has been placed under arrest. On December 23, the suspect was formally charged with filing a false police report and filing a false report to incriminate others.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody with a pending court date.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Boonton Woman Faked Robbery to Refill Meds, Cops Say.”