Police: Man charged after picking up fraudulent prescription

Author: , WFMZ.com Reporter
Published: Aug 01 2012 07:04:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2013 03:06:35 PM EDT
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Surveillance video led officers to arrest a man who picked up a prescription for a sedative that was fraudulently phoned into a pharmacy, police said.

Nicholas K. Loukas Jr. was arraigned Tuesday night on a charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance illegally, officials said.

Dr. Alex Page, who has an office in Easton, told police that over the last few weeks, prescriptions were fraudulently called into two CVS pharmacies in Bethlehem using his identification number, officials said.

Police were shown surveillance video at the pharmacy showing a man picking up a prescription for Ambien on July 20, and an officer recognized the man as Loukas, officials said.

Loukas, 29, of 3137 Oakland Rd., Bethlehem, was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.