Camden County Man Charged with Selling Fraudulent Prescriptions

An employee of a Mount Holly medical practice was arrested today for allegedly selling fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

According to Federal officials, Mr. Jose Colon, 36, of Sicklerville, has been charged by complaint with one count of distributing controlled substances.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Colon, who is not a medical provider, used the identities of doctors with whom he worked to make and sell fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances, including Oxycodone, Adderall, Percocet, and Xanax.

Colon sometimes met his customers in person with a prescription pad to sell the fraudulent prescriptions for cash. He also submitted fraudulent prescriptions electronically to pharmacies in exchange for electronic payments from his customers.

Colon advised his customers on how to fill the fraudulent prescriptions, including instructing them to wait until the medical practice was closed so that Colon would be able to answer any phone calls from the pharmacies questioning the validity of the fraudulent prescriptions.

He is expected to appear by videoconference on June 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio.