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Area Man Accused of Prescription Fraud

The man has also been arrested for allegedly stealing from churches in Holmdel and Red Bank.

A man accused of stealing presription blanks from a doctor to obtain prescription drugs from a Little Silver pharmacy was arrested by Freehold Police and now faces multiple fraud charges.

Freehold Township Police arrested Robert Hanna, of Colts Neck, and charged him with theft, forgery and fraud, following multiple incidents that occurred last summer.

Hanna, 44, faces a total of eight charges after he allegedly stole prescription blanks from a doctor and attempted to use them to obtain unauthorized drugs from the Freehold Borough CVS and Little Silver Walgreens.

According to Hanna’s complaint warrant, on June 18, July 23, and Sept. 25, he forged the stolen prescription blanks and used them to obtain Adderall, a narcotic. On June 12, July 30, Aug. 13, and Sept. 20, Hanna also allegedly used the stolen prescription blanks to fraudulently obtain the same drug from Little Silver Walgreens.

On Sept. 26, Freehold Township Police found Hanna in possession of a burglary tool, a small black hammer, and large locking blade knife, for which police deemed he had no legitimate purpose to use.

Since April, Hanna has been arrested and charged on separate occasions with the burglaries of St. Catharine's Church in Holmdel, St. James Catholic Church in Red Bank, and charged with a personal theft from a woman in Howell.

Hanna was remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) on $32,000 bail for all eight charges.

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