A Hopatcong NJ oral surgeon has been accused of stealing her patients’ identities and using their names to get prescription drugs.
Roxbury and Hopatcong police joined forces for a three-month investigation that culminated in the arrest of 45-year-old Jennifer Lamphier.
During the course of the investigation, police officers visited local pharmacies, interviewed patients, and conducted surveillance of Lamphier.
After the investigation concluded that Lamphier had stolen her patients’ identities, Lamphier was arrested and charged with forgery, identity theft, obtaining Vicodin by fraud, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said that Lamphier committed forgery 35 times between February 2012 and November 2013. Lamphier also allegedly obtained prescription drugs on 36 occasions.
During a joint announcement, the Roxbury police chief and the Hopatcong police chief said that the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has assisted with the investigation.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Oral Surgeon Stole Patients’ Identities to Get Vicodin Illegally, Cops Say.“