Montgomery Township Woman, 22, Allegedly Forges Prescriptions
Doylestown pharmacist calls doctor's office, only to reach "Nicole."
A Montgomery Township resident allegedly attempted to pass off forged prescriptions as legitimate at a Doylestown pharmacy. It was thanks to an inquisitive pharmacist that authorities caught her.
Angelique Thalia Samios, 22, of County Line Road, Montgomery Township, used a doctor’s prescription pad to alter a prescription for herself, according to a report on PhillyBurbs.com.
A pharmacist at Country Food Market Pharmacy, on State Street in Doylestown, thought to call Samios’s doctor listed on the prescription, according to reports. When he did so, his call was answered by a woman named “Nicole” who insisted the prescription was “good.”
“The pharmacist then looked up the doctor’s office number on the pharmacy computer, called and was told the prescription was fake, according to court records,” said the article.
After the Philadelphia-based doctor’s office, Dr. Obioma Iro-Nwokeukwu, was alerted to the fraud, the office called authorities.
The 22-year-old Samios landed herself in Bucks County prison on drug charges. She is charged with forging and attempting to fill pharmaceutical prescriptions.
According to the article, Samios was identified in a line-up by the pharmacist. Surveillance video from inside the pharmacy was also used to confirm her handing over of the prescription.
The article states she does not have any prior convictions.
“In the court records, investigators note that they know Samios from her association to prior investigations, though Pennsylvania court records do not show any prior convictions for Samios,” said the PhillyBurbs.com article.