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Cambridge man charged with using fake name to get prescription drugs

2010-11-24T12:38:00Z 2010-11-24T13:01:10Z Cambridge man charged with using fake name to get prescription drugs Glens Falls Post-Star
November 24, 2010 12:38 pm

CAMBRIDGE -- A Cambridge man was arrested Tuesday for using a fake name at a doctor's office in an effort to get prescription painkillers, the third time in nine months he has been arrested in a prescription scam, police said.

Christopher E. Luke Jr., 37, of Dunbar Road was arrested after the staff at Cambridge Health Center determined that he was using a fake name when trying to get a prescription for the drug Tramadol, police said.

He was seen by the medical staff. But they determined he was not the person whose name he had signed in under, police said. They knew him from similar fraud attempts in the past, Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell said.

Bell said Luke went to the doctor's office twice in the past month trying to get painkillers, but was turned away. No charges were filed in those cases.

"He told the staff he was having marital problems and was having trouble sleeping so he wanted Tramadol," Bell said.

A picture of Luke has been posted in the doctor's office to warn staff members of him, Bell said.

Luke was arrested by Cambridge-Greenwich Police in a similar case in February, and was also arrested recently in Bennington, Vt., for prescription fraud, police said.

Luke was charged with misdemeanor counts of forgery and criminal impersonation and released pending prosecution in Cambridge Village Court.

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