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Woman charged with forgery in Mount Olive Twp.

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription led to the arrest of a New York woman in Mount Olive Township on Tuesday, police said.

Alyssa C. Rios, 21, of Jamaica, NY was charged with forgery, criminal attempt and criminal attempt to obtain controlled dangerous substance by fraud.

On June 2, at 5:10 p.m., Mount Olive police responded to the CVS on Route 46 for a report of a woman who was attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription to obtain a controlled dangerous substance, police said.

Prior to police arrival, the CVS pharmacist confirmed the prescription was fraudulent, and observed a secondary person in the parking lot. Upon arrival, an officer went inside the store and came in contact with the suspect, who was identified as Rios. She was arrested without incident and transported to police headquarters, police said.

Two other officers observed the second person in a black Mercedes in the parking lot and prior to that person leaving the scene, officers were able to observe the license plate and physical description of the driver, police said.

Upon completion of the investigation, Rios was charged and released pending a court appearance, police said.

Charges are pending for the driver, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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