Greenville man charged after prescription fraud

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies have charged a Greenville man with attempting to obtain Oxycodone by forgery.

A spokesperson for the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of a forged prescription presented at a local pharmacy in Pitt County in November 2015.  The forgery of the prescription consisted of changing the issued date of the prescription.   An investigation, consisting of interviews of healthcare providers and obtaining the necessary documents from local pharmacies, revealed the prescription was for Oxycodone.

They charged William Steven Sutton with one count of Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud/Forgery.  Sutton was arrested and served on Friday.

Sutton was issued a $5,000 unsecured bond.

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