Woman charged with making illegal painkiller buy with Medicaid
Published 2:44 pm, Monday, March 4, 2013
A Meriden woman, who police said used her Connecticut Medicaid card to purchase Oxycodone with a forged prescription at a Fairfield pharmacy, was arrested on a warrant early Monday.
Crystal Coffey, 31, was charged with second-degree larceny and held on a $10,000 bond She was picked up on the warrant by Meriden police and turned over to Fairfield.
According to police, Coffey filled a forged prescription for 180 Oxycodone pills at a local pharmacy in February 2012 and used her Medicaid card to pay the $260 bill.
Police said second-degree larceny includes "defrauding a community," which Coffey allegedly did by using the state-issued card.
She is scheduled to appear March 11 in Bridgeport Superior Court.