Arrest Warrants Issued In Alleged Drug Fraud

SANATOGA PA – Arrest warrants were issued Monday (Feb. 25, 2019) for two female Pottstown residents, apparently working together, who Lower Pottsgrove police allege stole prescription pads from a physician’s office, illegally filled them out, and attempted to pass the forged requests for drugs to at least one local pharmacy.

Wanted for misrepresenting themselves in acquiring, obtaining or possessing controlled substances and a lengthy list of other charges, according to the police department CrimeWatch website, are Randi Lee Carpenter, age 30, and Stephanie Lynn Mauger, also 30. Most recent addresses for either were not available.

Ofc. David A. McKechnie in late December (2018) took a report of possibly fraudulent prescriptions being submitted to Sanatoga Pharmacy, 1630 E. High St., Bldg. 2. Copies of prescription forms presented to police by pharmacy workers showed they were made out for Carpenter and Mauger, respectively, for the restricted and addictive pain-killing drug known as oxycodone.

But “the doctor’s signature and the signature on the prescription forms did not match,” according to the department statement, and further investigation later determined “one of the doctor’s prescription pads was stolen from the office without their knowledge.” The physician was not identified by name or practice.

Ultimately, the report said, Carpenter and Mauger “were identified as the parties passing the forged prescriptions.” Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr. issued the warrants from his Pottstown courtroom.

Carpenter is charged with four counts each of misrepresentation, written forgery and procuring drugs by fraud, two counts of possessing a controlled substance, and one count of receiving stolen property. Mauger is charged with 12 counts of misrepresentation, four counts each of written forgery and procuring drugs by fraud, two counts of possessing a controlled substance, and one count of receiving stolen property.

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