Yogesh Patel, a 47-year-old former Woodstock, Ont. pharmacist, stole nearly 3,000 fentanyl patches and 1,500 hydromorphone tablets, with a street value of nearly $1 million, from the pharmacy where he worked.
Patel admitted that between 2013 and 2016 he forged documents, defrauded and stole prescription narcotics from Rexall and the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan, and possessed fentanyl, hydromorphone, and morphine for the purpose of trafficking.
The ex-pharmacist used people’s real names, fictitious names, and the names of the dead and dying from local obituaries or a hospice to forge documents to about 150 prescriptions.
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