A 19-year-old Michigan man is accused of passing forged prescriptions at pharmacies in Greenfield and Milwaukee.
Travion Dominic Weaver, of Ypsilanti, Mich., was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Saturday with two counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation. If convicted, he faces up to nine years in prison and $30,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Nov. 20, Weaver went into Walgreens, 3333 S. 27th St. and handed an employee a prescription for Oxycodone, stool softener and medical cream, which he said was for his mother. The prescription was written out of Detroit and not in the system, so Weaver said he would be back in an hour to pick it up once the information was entered.
While he was gone, an employee contacted the doctor who allegedly wrote the prescription, who said a prescription pad had been stolen from the office two years ago and authorities in Michigan were looking into the matter, and the prescription written in Milwaukee was fake.
Meanwhile, Weaver then went to another Walgreens located at 620 W. Oklahoma Ave., and dropped off another prescription for Oxycodone and other medicines, which he said was for his mother, but gave a different name for her. The employee called a number provided on the prescription and a woman who answered the number said it was real, so Weaver got the prescription.
Weaver then came back into the 27th Street location and an employee tried to stall while they called the Milwaukee Police Department. Eventually Weaver left in a white Chevrolet Impala with Michigan license plates.
Walgreens then sent out an email about the attempted fraud and when employees at the Oklahoma Avenue location got it, they realized Weaver was the same person who passed the prescription at that location.
Weaver then went to a Greenfield Walgreens located at 4296 S. 76th St., and again passed a prescription for drugs, however, employees there had already gotten the email and contacted the Greenfield Police Department. When officers arrived, Weaver tried to walk past an officer, but was stopped.
The white Impala fled the scene and was later found abandoned with hundreds of dollars in cash inside and multiple Michigan ID cards along with more forged prescriptions.
Weaver is currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $500 bond.