Arrest of Tanisha Mathis - Prescription Fraud
by Captain Ronald Smith ◊ Nov 04, 2011
In April 2009 Hamden Police responded to Rite Aid Pharmacy on the report of a forged prescription.
Investigation revealed that Tanisha Mathis, allegedly forged 2 prescriptions for the drug Oxycontin. She received 84 pills during the illegal transactions. Further investigation revealed that Mathis allegedly attempted to use a forged prescription a third time, however, authorities were alerted to the fraud.
Officer Michael Pantera conducted a lengthy investigation and subsequently submitted an arrest warrant affidavit.
On November 3rd, New Haven Police, while investigating an unrelated incident, detained Mathis. Hamden Police subsequently arrested her.
Hamden Police arrested:
Tanisha Mathis, 37, of 99 Cedar Street, Apt. 2, New Haven. She was charged with Illegally Obtaining a Prescription and Conspiracy to Illegally Obtain a Prescription. Mathis, who was released on a Written Promise to Appear, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on November 19th.