Bronx Man Charged In Prescription Drug Scam

Published on July 24, 2012, 8:36 am
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A New York City man faces several charges after he used a bogus prescription to obtain painkillers from a Peekskill pharmacy then paid for them with an insurance card that had a false name, police said today.

Jarrod E. Hall, 31, of Bronx remains today at the Westchester County jail, where he has been held on $10,000 bail since his arrest July 17, 2012 around 6:30 p.m. at the CVS Pharmacy in the Beach Shopping Center, police said.

Hall had previously left the forged prescription for 180 Oxycodone pills and went to pick them up on July 17, 2012. Suspicious store employees notified police and, after Hall got his prescription, Officer Matt Basso stopped him outside the store.

He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree forgery, first-degree falsifying business records, felonies, and fifth-degree insurance fraud, a misdemeanor.

He is due back in City Court this Thursday.


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