A Hartland man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to pass a fraudulent prescription at a Brookfield pharmacy because he thought a different type of medication would work better for his anxiety than those prescribed to him.
Zackery H. Kreuz, 20, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of felony bail jumping and one count of obtaining a prescription drug via fraud. If convicted, he could serve up to 6 ½ years in prison and $10,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Nov. 18, police were called to Walgreens, 2205 N. Calhoun Road, after Kreuz dropped off an altered prescription for Alprazolam. After contacting the doctor on the prescription, the pharmacist discovered the initial prescription had been written for Citalopram.
Kreuz told officers he had been prescribed the pills because he suffers from anxiety and he never used the original prescription because he knows Alprazolam works better for him.
He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court Jan. 16.