An Oconomowoc woman faces a felony charge after police say she passed a fraudulent prescription, with Oxycodone misspelled, at a Fox Point pharmacy.
Nicole Peterson, 26, was charged July 30 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.
According to the criminal complaint:
Fox Point police responded to CVS Pharmacy, 8661 N. Port Washington Rd., for a report of two suspicious women on July 27.
An employee told police one of the two women, Peterson, asked to have prescriptions filled for Oxycodone, Promethazine with Codeine. But, the employee became suspicious when Oxycodone was misspelled. She contacted the prescribing doctor and was informed the prescriptions were fraudulent, according to the court documents.
An officer spoke with Peterson who said she was just dropping the prescriptions off for a friend. Police were able to contact the woman the prescription was written to and she told police has been never been prescribed Oxycodone or Promethazine with Codeine and she didn’t know Peterson, court documents show.
However, Peterson insisted she was an acquaintance of the woman the prescription was written to. She said she was given the prescription by a man named “Mack,” a friend of the woman. And, she was then dropped off by “Mack,” and told to “drop them off and find out how much it would be to fill them,” the criminal complaint reads.
If convicted, she could face up to three years imprisonment, or $5,000 in fines, or both.
Peterson is due in court Aug. 8 for a preliminary hearing.