Man Charged With Using Fake Prescription at Local Pharmacy

Luis E Caballero, March 6, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Luis E Caballero, March 6, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On March 5 Greenwich Police received a report form a local pharmacy on North Street that they had received what they believed to be a fraudulent prescription order.

Greenwich Police officers conducted an investigation and determined that the doctor listed on the prescription had not prescribed the medication

At about 6:05pm, a person, later identified as Luis Caballero, 20, of Miller Ave in Brooklyn, NY, appeared at the pharmacy and attempted to acquire the medication.

Investigators determined that Mr. Caballero had used a fake ID in this attempt.

Caballero was taken into custody and charged with Fraudulently Obtaining a Controlled Drug, Criminal Attempt/Illegal Possession, Conspiracy to Commit/Illegal Possession, Identity Theft 3, Criminal Impersonation, and Forgery 2. He was held on $100,000 bond and has a date in Stamford Superior Court on March 12, 2019.

Back in November, Greenwich Police arrested three men for using fake prescriptions for cough syrup with codeine, a narcotic at the North Street Pharmacy in Banksville. Undercover police along with uniformed patrol officers were in the parking lot when the suspects returned to the pharmacy. One of the men entered the pharmacy to get the cough syrup. All three men were detained. Investigation revealed the men bought cough syrup with codeine with fake prescriptions at 4 additional locations.