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Man charged with prescription, insurance fraud

Posted April 30, 2009 9:35 a.m. EDT
Updated April 30, 2009 9:44 a.m. EDT

— State Department of Insurance investigators have charged a Raleigh man with forging prescriptions.

William Anthony Cominos Jr., 46, of 1105 Pinewood Drive, is charged with four counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or forgery and one count of insurance fraud. He was released Tuesday on a $15,000 bond.

Four fake prescriptions were given to Wake County pharmacies between October 2007 and October 2008, authorities said. Investigators allege that Cominos took a legitimate prescription for oxycodone, altered it to get additional medication and then authorized that the claims be submitted to Guardian Life Insurance Co.

Cominos was arrested last year in Alexander County on similar charges, authorities said.