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Raleigh man charged with prescription fraud

Posted June 27, 2010 2:39 p.m. EDT
Updated June 27, 2010 3:39 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man has been accused of giving a false name and address to WakeMed hospital workers in order to get pain killers, according to an arrest warrant.

Gary John Foumai, 43, was arrested Saturday on charges of attempting to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Police said in the warrant that Foumai told hospital workers his name was Jerry Maae and said that he lives in Hawaii. He got a prescription for Motrin 800 mg, the warrant says.

Police said Foumai has lived in North Carolina for the past nine years.

He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $5,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.