WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FORGING DOCTORS’ PRESCRIPTIONS TO PURCHASE CONTROLLED DRUGS FROM HOSPITALS’ PHARMACIES
The Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in forging doctors’ prescriptions to purchase controlled drugs from two hospitals’ pharmacies.
On 10 March 2023, the Police received a report from a hospital that a woman had purportedly produced a doctor’s prescription to purchase controlled drugs on behalf of a clinic. The pharmacy staff suspected that the prescription was forged and reported the matter to the Police.
Through investigations, officers from Tanglin Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her on 13 March 2023. Several items, including electronic devices, controlled drugs, four rubber stamps and forged doctors’ prescriptions were seized as case exhibits. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman had allegedly forged at least 40 doctors’ prescriptions and deceived the pharmacy staff of two hospitals to deliver about $4,112 worth of controlled drugs and drug paraphernalia to her.
The woman will be charged in court on 15 March 2023 with forgery for the purpose of cheating under Section 468 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to ten years and a fine.
The Police takes a serious view of any person who engages in fraudulent or dishonest conduct. Offenders will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
If you have information relating to such crimes or if you are in doubt, please call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
14 March 2023 @ 11:05 PM