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