VISALIA – Police arrested a man they believe used false prescriptions to get medications at a local pharmacy on at least two occasions.
The Visalia Police Department arrested 32-year-old Daniel R. Smith on Saturday in connection to two thefts, the first of which dates back to October.
On Oct. 7, 2013, Smith allegedly called in a false prescription to the Pill Box Pharmacy in Visalia pretending to be a representative of a doctor’s office. Then, using a false name, Smith went to the pharmacy and picked up the medication, according to the police department.
The name Smith used belonged to the victim of an identity theft, police said.
Smith allegedly pulled the same scheme on Feb. 6, 2014, when he called in another false prescription to CVS Pharmacy. Using the same stolen identity, Smith again picked up another false prescription, according to the police department.
During an investigation, police were able to identify Smith as the suspect and arrested him on March 1. He was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for two counts of commercial burglary and two counts of identity theft.
Visalia Times Delta: Man using phony prescriptions arrested by Visalia police