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Police: Man Stole Woman’s Identity, Used It To Obtain Prescriptions

Brooklyn Identity Theft Suspect

A surveillance photo of a man wanted in the identity theft of a 55-year-old woman whose name was used for fraudulent prescriptions. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a man they say stole a woman’s identity in Brooklyn, and used it to obtain prescriptions from several pharmacies.

The identity theft occurred on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the 61st Precinct in southern Brooklyn, police said.

The 55-year-old female victim found that her identity had been used by the suspect to obtain prescriptions fraudulently from the unspecified pharmacies.

The suspect called in the prescriptions using various doctors’ information, and picked them up using the victim’s name, police said.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect, taken at A.J.’s Village Chemist in Middle Village, Queens, on Feb. 19.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 247637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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