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Man Accused Of Prescription Forgery In Fairfield

Benjamin Shiggs, 61, of Bridgeport was charged with forgery by Fairfield Police on Thursday.
Benjamin Shiggs, 61, of Bridgeport was charged with forgery by Fairfield Police on Thursday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A suspect was charged with forgery after trying to use a fake prescription to buy medications at a Fairfield pharmacy, police say.

The pharmacist at CVS on Post Road called police Thursday afternoon to report the incident. The man said that Benjamin Shiggs, 61, of Bridgeport, asked to fill a prescription for 180 pills of the painkiller oxycodone, police say.

Shiggs handed over a prescription from a Bridgeport medical clinic and a state inmate’s identification card, according to the police report. The pharmacist told police that he had recognized Shiggs from a similar attempt earlier this year, police say.

Shiggs was charged with second-degree forgery, a felony. He was then turned over to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency for further investigation.

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