Durham Region police are trying to identify a female suspect who has committed multiple prescription drug frauds in the area and in Toronto.
Officers were called to a pharmacy in Oshawa, Ont. that suspected a customer was attempting to fill a forged prescription for narcotics. The woman provided a prescription note and a health card and requested to fill the prescription for a friend.
The pharmacy became suspicious and contacted the police but the suspect fled the scene before police arrived.
Investigators linked the suspect to several other similar incidents. Police believe she may live in Ottawa or in the Toronto area.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.