Woman charged with forging prescription
A Norwalk woman has been charged with trying to obtain a forged prescription at the CVS pharmacy, 964 Post Road.
Sheila Sarmiento, 43, of Washington Street, Norwalk, on Nov. 21 dropped off a prescription for 90 tablets of Ritalin, police said. The pharmacist noted the prescription was a photocopy of an old prescription, with the name and date covered over in liquid paper, according to the report. The pharmacist told the woman he would have to contact the doctor to verify the prescription, but the woman then immediately left the store.
The doctor, according to police, now practices in Hawaii and allegedly told police that he has not treated Sarmiento in several years and added that he did not issue her any prescriptions on Nov. 20. The doctor also said Sarmiento has forged his name in the past to obtain Ritalin prescriptions, police said.
Sarmiento was charged last week with second-degree forgery and attempting to illegally obtain a prescription drug. She also is wanted on several warrants by Norwalk police, according to local police.
Bail was set at $10,000 and she was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 22.