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Darien pharmacy video leads to charges in fake prescription use

Published 11:50 am, Monday, February 25, 2013
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Bianca Thomspon, 23, East 149th St. Bronx, N.Y., was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 19, on charges of obtaining controlled drugs by fraud, obtaining controlled drugs with a forged prescription and illegal use of a false prescription.

The arrest stems from information received from the Monroe Police Department on June 16, 2011.

On that date, Monroe police officers arrested three subjects for fraudulently obtaining Oxycodone tablets from a Rite Aid Pharmacy in their jurisdiction, according to police reports.

During their investigation, police reported, it was determined that one of the subjects, Thompson, may have passed a forged prescription at Grieb's Pharmacy in Darien, as it was one of the pharmacies noted on a list possessed by the three subjects.

Police said subsequent investigation revealed that Thompson had fraudulently obtained 240 Oxycodone tablets from Grieb's Pharmacy on June 13, 2011, using a fake prescription never issued by the prescribing physician.

Police applied for the warrant after Thompson was captured and identified via the pharmacy's video surveillance system.

Thompson was released on a written promise to appear in court on March 1.