Police: Hartford man passed fake prescriptions at Southington pharmacy

Police: Hartford man passed fake prescriptions at Southington pharmacy

Record-Journal


SOUTHINGTON — A Newington man faces charges after police say he passed two fraudulent prescriptions at a local pharmacy in March.

Rafael Hernandez, 54, of 49 Tee Lane, Newington, was charged by warrant Sept. 15 with two counts each of second-degree forgery and obtaining drugs illegally. He posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Monday.

On May 19, police began investigating a report of fraudulent prescriptions at Walgreens, 359 Main St., Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said. On March 29, Hernandez received two prescriptions at the pharmacy, one for an opioid and the other for an anti-anxiety medication. Staff discovered the prescriptions were fraudulent when they checked their in-house records after Hernandez was arrested in Wethersfield for prescription fraud, Dobratz said. The physician listed on the March prescriptions was contacted and confirmed the prescriptions were not issued to Hernandez, Dobratz said.


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