FRANKLIN, NJ – Franklin Borough police were called to Walgreens to investigate suspicious behavior by someone claiming to be a doctor, seeking to fill a prescription. On March 1 Walgreens Pharmacy contacted police after a Hardyston man had called them requesting a prescription for a patient according to police.
The investigation found Aaeon Hines was requesting a refill of a prescription drug that had been prescribed to a family member. The Franklin police found that the 22 year-old had also contacted the Walmart pharmacy and Weiss Supermarket pharmacy posing as a physician attempting the same fraudulent activity.
Hines was arrested in the Walgreens around 1:30 p.m. attempting to pick up the prescription he had ordered.
Hines was charged in Franklin with three counts of unlicensed practice of medicine as well as attempting to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud in Walgreens.
The investigation is ongoing and the Franklin police encourage any other local pharmacies to contact their police department if they notice any suspicious activity regarding prescriptions.
Bail was set at $20,000 with no 10 percent option. He was lodged in Keogh Dwyer facility in lieu of bail according to police.
The complaints that were filed are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.