Police charge man with prescription fraud in Northern Beaches

A man has been charged with fraud related offences following an investigation into alleged prescription fraud on the Northern Beaches.

During November 2019, officers from Northern Beaches Proactive Crime Team commenced inquiries after they became aware of fraudulent prescriptions being used in numerous pharmacies within their command.

Officers obtained CCTV from the stores and identified a man who they believed may assist with their inquiries.

About 6.45am today (Wednesday 20 November 2019), officers stopped a vehicle on Heath Street, Bankstown, and arrested a 61-year-old man.

Police will allege a search of his vehicle revealed 13 fraudulent prescriptions.

He was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with 18 offences including deal with identity information to commit indictable offence, obtain or attempt-prohibited drug by false representation (x16), and possess forged prescription.

He was refused bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 21 November 2019).

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