A 40-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested after stealing hundreds of tablets of Oxycodone and Valium from pharmacies all over southeastern Wisconsin, even though he couldn't spell Valium right on the prescription pad.
The heist was over Feb. 18 when received a call from a employee who alerted police to the fraudulent prescription the man brought in for Oxycodone and Valium.
According to the report:
The Walgreens employee received an email earlier that morning warning of a man in the area using a fraudulent prescription with the name “Audry” on it. He was telling pharmacists the prescription was for his sister who had cancer. The prescription was for 360 Oxycodone and 60 Valium pills.
The pharmacist told officers she was suspicious because of the name on the prescription and the large number of pills prescribed. She also said that Valium was spelled incorrectly — as valume — on the prescription.
She called the doctor listed on the prescription who confirmed it was fraud.
The handwriting on the prescription used in Fox Point matched the writing on six forged prescriptions in South Milwaukee, as well as on forged prescriptions in the city of Milwaukee.
Brookfield police had a similar incident on Feb. 16, but the man left the store before the prescription was filled and never returned.
During the booking procedure the man asked an officer what he was being charged with. He then said, “If I didn’t obtain the drugs, isn’t that just a misdemeanor?”
The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department arrested the man Feb. 12 for possession of narcotics with intent to deliver. He had 332 tablets of Oxycodone and $2,400 in cash. He is due back in court May 15.