Police: Man Forged Nazareth Doctor's Signature for Oxycodone
Chad Wagner, of Lower Mount Bethel Township, allegedly forged a Nazareth doctor's name in an attempt to obtain 60 oxycodone pills.
Chad Wagner, 23, of the 6000 block of Franklin Hill Road, was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and charged with forgery, criminal attempt and criminal trespass -- all felonies. He was also charged with theft, receiving stolen property and prohibited acts; penalties.
He is free on $15,000 unsecured bail.
According to a police criminal complaint:
On Tuesday, May 22, Officer Stephen Schleig responded to Dr. Sabre’s office at 111 S. Spruce St. for a forgery report.
Sabre said he was notified by the Wal-Mart pharmacy that an unknown male had submitted a forged prescription for 60 oxycodone pills. According to Sabre, the prescription was in an employee’s name, Pamula Plummer, who was present in his office at the time.
Sabre told Schleig he believed the unknown male was Wagner, Plummer’s boyfriend.
Plummer confirmed that she was in a relationship with Wagner, and said he has been in and out of rehab for heroin and oxycodone abuse.
Wagner confessed that he forged Sabre’s signature on a prescription note he had stolen from inside a locked cabinet located inside Plummer’s office. He was able to do this, he said, when Plummer stepped out to use the restroom.