Resident Faces Charges of Passing Fake Scripts

Greenwich Police: A CVS pharmacy tech flags fake prescription.


A Greenwich resident was arrested on charges he forged two prescriptions in an attempt to obtain painkillers and amphetamines, according to Greenwich Police.

Joey B. Testa, 36, of 100 Milbank Ave., was arrested on several charges stemming from an incident at the CVS pharmacy at 644 W. Putnam Ave., shortly before 3 p.m. Nov. 17. According to a police report, Testa is accused of passing two prescriptions that a pharmacy technician believed had forged doctor's signatures. The technician contacted the doctor who confirmed she did not write the prescriptions, according to the report.

Officers determined Testa stole the prescriptions and signed the doctor's name to obtain the painkiller opana and the amphetamine Dexedrine, according to the report. After officers also found he had a crack pipe and 9 syringes, Testa admitted to using the pipe and buying the syringes to take narcotics, according to the report.

He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and criminal attempt to possess narcotics; and two counts each of second-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny. He posted a $1,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Nov. 26 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

robert katz November 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Kudos to the CVS tech for catching these forged prescriptions. Substance abuse is on the rise and can be significantly reduced by following simple steps. Again congratulations


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