A former Bergen County auxiliary police officer turned informant has been
According to police, the woman who helped indict a ring of corrupt police
officers during the 1990s was recently arrested for prescription drug
fraud, after she allegedly claimed the prescriptions were for her dead father.
She was arrested in a 2001 incident during which she reportedly posed as
a doctor. In that case, police said she was attempting to obtain medications
for pain and anxiety.
Her most recent arrest was on suspicions that she attempted to fill prescriptions
for the high-octane painkillers Oxycodone and Fentanyl.
She also was reportedly seeking to obtain Alprazolam, which is the generic
form of Xanax.
Officers said they're not sure how many illegal prescriptions the woman
The charges against her include obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud.
The former Palisades Park police officer had been removed from her position
in 1997 after new leadership took over the police department.
According to a media source, the former auxiliary officer sank into depression
as her 19-year career came to a close, questioning whether she should
have revealed the misconduct of former coworkers.
She became an informant after discovering that other officers were involved
in a string of burglaries involving Asian families who stored large amounts
of money in their homes. She surreptitiously interviewed the officers
themselves, as well as family and friends, in order to bring about the
No information on the former officer's plea to new charges was available
in the media report, and a trial date has not been scheduled.
Source: Cliffview Pilot:
"Auxiliary cop turned informant arrested again for prescription fraud," Jerry DeMarco, Feb. 5, 2012