WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A 46-year-old Bronx woman was arrested Thursday in Wallingford for trying to pass a forged prescription inside a CVS store.
Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy at 891 North Colony Rd around 3:30 p.m. after receiving a call that a woman was dropping off a false prescription. When police arrived the suspect was gone. The prescription was confirmed to be fraudulent by police, and when the women returned to the store she was placed into custody. Detectives say Arthur initially provided three false names, but she was eventually identified as Allison Arthur.
Arthur told police that she came to Connecticut from New York with two others that she didn’t know well, and that she received money in return for obtaining prescriptions. She also told police that her one-year-old granddaughter was in the vehicle that she came in and was waiting outside with the people she drove with. She could only provide nicknames for those individuals. Police could not locate the vehicle anywhere near the area. Through investigative techniques and with the assistance of the NYPD, detectives were able to make contact with the baby’s mother, Arthur’s daughter. After finding the baby, police were told by the mother that she did not know any of the names of the people that had the child.
Four hours after Arthur was taken into custody, the unharmed one-year-old was returned to her mother in New York.
Police say that Arthur has been passing fraudulent prescriptions throughout Connecticut and New York since at least September, 2016. It was later determined that after she dropped off the prescription at CVS, Arthur tried to do the same at the Wallingford Walmart across the street. She was trying to obtain Promethazine with Codeine which is a scheduled V narcotic, according to police.
Arthur was charged with two counts criminal attempt to possess narcotics, two counts forgery in the second-degree, risk of injury to a minor, and interfering with an officer. She was held on a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned this morning at Meriden Superior Court.
In addition, Arthur was charged as a fugitive from justice for an extraditable warrant out of Texas for forgery related charges. She was held on a $100,000 bond for this charge. Arthur also has outstanding arrest warrants out of Greenwich and Wilton, CT for forgery related charges.