Franklin NJ police officers recently apprehended a man who allegedly committed prescription fraud by pretending to be a doctor so that he could obtain prescription medication.
According to Franklin New Jersey authorities, the suspect phoned in a prescription at a local pharmacy and told the pharmacist that he was a doctor in Bergen County, NJ. Although police later said that the suspect tried to get a large amount of pills, law enforcement has not yet revealed the type of drugs that the suspect allegedly attempted to obtain.
Sometime after allegedly calling in the fake prescription, the suspect went to the pharmacy. However, the pharmacist became suspicious when the suspect could not give him standard information that is used to fill a prescription order. The pharmacist later contacted Franklin NJ police and alerted them to the possible criminal activity.
A Franklin patrol cop officer later stopped the suspect’s car as the suspect was trying to cross the Goethals Bridge that connects New Jersey to Staten Island, New York.
The 36-year-old suspect formerly resided in Hamburg NJ but currently resides in Millville, New Jersey. He was arrested and charged with the very serious drug offense of prescription fraud. Additionally, the suspect faces criminal charges for the unlicensed practice of medicine.
Meanwhile, two women were also arrested by law enforcement in connection with the suspect’s alleged prescription fraud. They were both charged with criminal attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) by fraud.
The main suspect will eventually have to appear in Morris County Superior Court and answer the criminal charges against him. While he awaits resolution of the criminal case, he is being held at the Sussex County Jail on a $30K bail amount.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Posing as Doc Tried to Call in Script for ‘Large Amount’ of Drugs, Cops Say.”