Kenilworth Woman Charged With Prescription Fraud

(Photo courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

(Photo courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

LINDEN — Police arrested a 23-year-old Kenilworth woman last week after she allegedly tried to fill a fraudulent prescription for oxycodone at a Linden pharmacy.

Emily A. Green is charged with theft by deception, forgery, and obtaining CDS by fraud. She was released on a summons pending a county court date.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3:40 p.m., Linden police responded to the Walgreens on East St. Georges Avenue after receiving a report of  a woman passing a fraudulent prescription. The script was written for “oxycodone  30 mg.” for an Esther Green. The pharmacist became suspicious of the script and made an attempt to call the physician’s office in Millburn, but the phone number on the prescription was fictitious according to police.

When the doctor’s office was subsequently contacted, it was learned that they have been having problems with people passing “blank” prescriptions from their office, authorities said. Once it was confirmed that the script was fraudulent, Green was placed under arrest.

The charges against Green are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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