FAIR HAVEN WOMAN INDICTED FOR RX SCAM

A Monmouth County grand jury has indicted a 52-year-old Fair Haven woman in connection with what authorities say were her efforts to fraudulently obtain prescription painkillers.

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Janice Rogers (no street address given) was charged iwith two counts of third-degree attempting to obtain controlled dangerous substances by fraud, two counts of fourth-degree falsifying records and one count of fourth-degree forgery. The indictment was returned on Feb. 4 and announced by New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram today.

The indictment alleges that on Aug. 1, 2006, and April 6, 2007, Rogers attempted to obtain OxyContin and Percocet from the CVS Pharmacy in Little Silver by submitting a forged statement of physician services and/or an altered prescription to CVS Pharmacy in Little Silver.

Suspecting fraud, the pharmacy did not fill either prescription and contacted the doctor purported to have issued the prescription. The doctor, in turn, contacted the police, according to a press release from Milgram’s office.

Though no prescription drug claims were submitted to RogersÂ’ insurance company, the office of state Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden Brown got involved. The agency prosecutes both civil and criminal insurance fraud, as well as Medicaid fraud.

Third-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $15,000 fine while fourth-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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