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Stedman pharmacist charged with prescription fraud

Posted March 25, 2013

— Cumberland County Bureau of Narcotics agents arrested a Stedman pharmacist on Monday on charges of prescription fraud, authorities said.

John Richard White, 73, of 2503 Woodwind Drive in Fayetteville, was charged with 25 counts of identification theft, 19 counts of obtaining a prescription drug by fraud and six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He was released after posting a $125,000 bond.

Investigators said White, who worked at a Food Lion pharmacy, allegedly assumed the Drug Enforcement Administration identifications of a military doctor and a civilian obstetrician/gynecologist. Between 2011 and 2012, they said, he ordered prescriptions for Androgel, a testosterone enhancement, under his name, as well as thyroid and estrogen medications for his wife.


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  • kermit60 Mar 27, 2013

    Probably makes over 100 grand a year and still couldn't pay out a few bucks for a doctor.

  • SundanceKid220 Mar 26, 2013

    Cheaper as well I imagine.

  • paradiselost Mar 26, 2013

    Was this the same from John White drug store in haymont? Used to be Benders drug store.

  • OneLove Mar 26, 2013

    I know right?! At least it wasn't narcotics.

  • miseem Mar 25, 2013

    Seems like it would have been a lot easier to have just gone to a doctor.