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Saturday, March 24 News

Woman charged for fake prescriptions

Cecily Katz, 26, of 215 80th St. Apartment 1C, New York, N.Y., was arrested April 22 on charges of second-degree forgery and criminal attempt to illegally obtain prescription narcotics.

At 12:15 p.m., Darien police received a call from Danbury police that Katz may attempt to use forged prescriptions at the Darien CVS, 964 Post Road, according to the report.

Police said officers and plain-clothes detectives were dispatched to CVS where they saw Katz pass a prescription for Vicaprofin, a hyrdocodone-based pain medication, at the pharmacy that was not in her name. While waiting for the prescription to be filled, Katz became nervous, police said, and left CVS to go to her car, which was parked on the Post Road. When detectives apprehended Katz they found 50 fraudulent prescriptions for various medications, the report stated. Some of the prescriptions were old and others Katz forged, police said.

Additionally, police said Katz was wanted on a warrant in Stamford for similar charges and was transferred to Stamford police. She was released on $25,000 bond.

The following day, Darien police learned that Katz was admitted to Danbury Hospital possibly for withdrawals, according to the report. While she was in the hospital, she attempted to break into the "narcotics closet," police said and was arrested again.

She is scheduled to appear in court May 2.