Wyckoff NJ Woman Accused of Forging Doctor’s Signature to Get Percocet
Wyckoff NJ police recently apprehended a woman accused of forging prescription pads so that she could unlawfully secure prescription medicine.
The 47-year-old suspect, who is from West Milford, worked at a doctor’s office located in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She has been accused of forging her boss’ signature on multiple prescription pads so that she could illegally acquire prescription medication.
According to authorities, a physician learned about the suspect’s illegal activity when he came across a number of prescriptions written in his name. The physician, who was in the process of conducting a prescription audit, knew that he had never actually written those prescriptions, so he notified local law enforcement. Wyckoff NJ police then began an investigation.
Wyckoff NJ investigators spoke with the suspect and allegedly discovered that she used a false prescription to secure 30 Percocet pills from a Wyckoff pharmacy.
After investigators uncovered enough evidence to get an arrest warrant, they placed the suspect under arrest. She has been charged with several crimes, including theft, forgery, and obtaining a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) via fraud.
The suspect is going to have to appear in Bergen County Superior Court, in Hackensack, New Jersey, to answer the criminal charges.
To learn more about this case, read the Patch.com article, “Wyckoff Doctor Discovers Prescription Fraud, Police Say.”