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Man pleads guilty to attempting to obtain prescription by fraud in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man has entered a guilty plea to attempting to obtain prescription by fraud, according to Acting Sussex County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

Salim Wilson, 31, of Manhattan pled guilty on Oct. 12 to third-degree attempting to obtain prescription by fraud before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Taggart said.

Wilson admitted to going to CVS to fill a fraudulent prescription under a false name, Taggart said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 12, 2024.

Wilson was represented by Thomas F. Militano, Esq. and the State was represented by Special Deputy Attorney General and Acting Assistant Prosecutor Brent M. Rafuse.

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