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Cops: Woman faked being doctor to get Rx

An Amityville woman pretended to be a doctor on the telephone, police said, as part of a scheme to try and obtain opiate drugs from several Nassau pharmacies.

Diane Bonser, 43, of 105 Oakfield Ave., was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal impersonation, four counts of falsifying business records, and two counts of identity theft.

Police said Bonser telephoned the drug stores claiming to be either a doctor or calling from the doctor's office at his request to authorize the release of the controlled drugs.

After making the calls, Bonser would arrive at the drug store to pick up the prescription. When, days later, the proper paperwork for the prescription did not arrive, pharmacists' inquiries lead to the police investigation. It was not clear Thursday night whether Bonser successfully obtained prescription drugs.

Bonser was charged with making the calls to the following pharmacies for drugs: Walgreens Pharmacy, Sunrise Highway, Massapequa, on Oct. 18; Walmart Pharmacy at the Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, on Oct. 28; and the CVS Pharmacy on Seamans Neck Road, Seaford, on Dec. 13, 15 and 19.

Bonser was to be arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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