DARIEN, Conn. -- A New York woman was arrested in Darien after police said she used fake prescriptions in an attempt to get pain medication at CVS.
Cecily Katz, 26, was charged with one count of second-degree forgery and one count of criminal attempt at illegally obtaining prescription narcotics. She was released to Stamford police, where she was wanted on similar charges, and will appear in court on May 2.
Darien police received a call from Danbury police on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 22, warning them that Katz was trying to pass fraudulent prescriptions for vicaprofen at the Darien CVS, police said. The employees at the CVS had recognized Katz, and knew that her name did not match the name on the prescription she was trying to fill, police said.
The employees contacted the Danbury-based doctor whose name was on the prescription, police said. The doctor was aware of previous attempts by Katz to use fraudulent prescriptions and contacted the Danbury police, who in turn contacted Darien police, the report said.
Darien police sent two plainclothes detectives to the CVS and had patrol cars waiting outside. The detectives saw Katz waiting to have the prescription filled, police said. According to police, she appeared nervous, and left the store without the prescription. She got into her car to drive away but was stopped and taken into custody by officers before she could leave, police said.
Police said Katz had about 50 forged prescriptions in her car that had been created on a computer. She had also tried to fill a prescription for pain medication at a CVS in Fairfield at 2 a.m. that day, according to police. Police also learned she was wanted in Stamford on similar charges and was released to them.
After posting $25,000 bond in Stamford, Katz was taken to Danbury Hospital later that evening after appearing to suffer from withdrawal, police said. While at the hospital, she tried to break into a supply closet to steal pain medication, according to police. She was subsequently arrested again.