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Hackettstown woman pleads guilty to obtaining CDS by fraud

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Hackettstown woman has entered a guilty plea to an attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, the prosecutor’s office said.

Brienne Fitzsimmons, 30, pleaded guilty to third degree attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud before Judge William J. McGovern III at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on February 14.

On November 12, 2016 at 2:19 p.m., Stop and Shop Pharmacy contacted the Sparta Police to report a fraudulent prescription being called in, Sparta Police said.

The pharmacy advised police that Fitzsimmons was to pick up the prescription later in the day. At 5:00 p.m., the pharmacy called back to report the individual had arrived for the fraudulent prescription, police said.

Police responded to the Stop and Shop and met with Fitzsimmons, and the officers confirmed with the pharmacist that the prescription was indeed fraudulent, police said.

Fitzsimmons is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24, 2017.

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By: Jay Edwards
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