SUDBURY, Ont. — A Sudbury, Ont., woman faces 14 charges after allegedly forging hundreds of fentanyl prescriptions over two years.
City police say they began investigating in May 2018 after receiving a complaint from one of her pharmacy co-workers.
Police allege the woman forged 225 prescriptions, often while using the names of local doctors, and obtained more than 3,400 fentanyl patches.
Police estimate the value of the patches she obtained between May 2016 and May 2018 at roughly $1.5 million.
They say falsified prescriptions for an additional 475 patches did not get processed successfully.
Lise Blanchette, who is 49, is charged with fraud over $5,000, making and uttering forged documents, possession for the purpose of trafficking and 10 counts of identity theft.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 11, 2019.
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