Yellowknife RCMP look for woman accused of using fraudulent prescriptions

photo courtesy of RCMP

Mounties in Yellowknife are trying to identify and locate a woman who they allege used fraudulent prescriptions to gain illegal access to medication in local pharmacies.

In a news release, police state that between March 29 and March 31, the woman visited two local pharmacies and used what police believe are fraudulent prescriptions.

They have not said how they came to that conclusion, nor have they identified the type of drugs.

To further the investigation, Yellowknife RCMP is releasing a still photo from the woman taken from a surveillance camera, and is asking the public to help identifying her.

The woman is approximately 5’5″ tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

“It is illegal to alter a drug prescription, or use forgery with the intention of using the document as genuine,” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Operations Manager for the Yellowknife Detachment.

If you know this person, please contact Yellowknife RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.