Prescription refill leads to identity fraud chargesFriday, October 04, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Police Service
On 3rd Oct a 37 year old North Bay man phoned a local pharmacy and identified himself as his father who had recently passed away.
He requested a refill of a prescription for 300 Percocet and asked that his son be allowed to pick it up.
A check by the pharmacy indicated that the recipient had passed and the police were called. The son was arrested when he attempted to pick up the prescription.
A search of his person located small quantities of marijuana and morphine.
He has been charged with identity fraud, 2 counts of possession of controlled drugs, breach of probation and he has been held in custody for a bail hearing.
Cst Christian Elia is investigating.