Forged prescription lands man in jail

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Lewisburg man was arrested Tuesday morning when he tried to get a forged prescription filled at a local pharmacy.

The pharmacist called police because of suspicion that the prescription Donald Scarfone Jr., 43, presented for filling had been forged, according to a police report.

Scarfone told officers "that his doctor from Centerstone did write him a prescription on Nov. 19 for some medications," according to the report by Officer Seth Feinson. Scarfone was taken to the police station for further questioning, and police spoke to the doctor, who said the original prescription had two drugs on it, not three. Then, according to Feinson's report, police showed the prescription to the doctor and he identified the drug he had not prescribed. It was alprazolam, the generic form of Xanax.

"Donald then admitted to adding the third medication to the prescription," Feinson wrote. He "advised us that the reason he added alprazolam was his prescription for Vesarel was not working."

Scarfone was charged with prescription forgery "for attempting to obtain a prescription that was not prescribed to him," Feinson reported. His bond was set at $3,000 and his court date is March 7.

Scarfone has been arrested several times this year and charged with theft over $1,000, driving on a revoked license, and public intoxication.

In September, Scarfone was discovered by police officers stealing brass fittings from a fire-suppression system at the old Sanford pencil factory and later stated "he was taking the fittings to sell due to he was broke," according to the police report.