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Man admits impersonating doctor to fill prescription

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man pleaded guilty to impersonating a doctor in order to get a prescription filled from the Sussex North Country Pharmacy, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch.

William Tifa, 24, of New York, NY pled guilty to third-degree attempting to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, and fourth-degree impersonation before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Virtual Courtroom in Newton on April 11, Koch said.

According to Koch, Tifa placed phone calls to North Country Pharmacy in Sussex impersonating a doctor in order to have a prescription filled for Controlled Dangerous Substances.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 26 before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C., Koch said.

Tifa was represented by Matthew Young, Esq., and the State was represented by Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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