Posted at: 07/10/2013 4:59 PM
Updated at: 07/11/2013 9:38 AM
By: Dan Levy
COLONIE - Police say a local psychiatrist and his wife have been passing bogus prescriptions. Wednesday night, that doctor's wife had an appointment with the judge.
Kevin George and Jennifer George are very familiar names to Colonie detectives. Jennifer George was hiding her face on Wednesday night trying to avoid reporters while hurrying from Colonie Town Court.
The Schodack woman, and the wife of area psychiatrist, Dr. Kevin George, is accused of stealing prescription pads, forging prescriptions, and bringing them in to several local pharmacies including Shop Rite, CVS, and Rite Aid.
“We also have other people involved in the passing of these same, forged and stolen prescriptions and we believe it's all under the auspices of Jennifer George is driving this she's either doing it herself or she's getting friends and associates of hers to pass these scripts so that she can get the prescription drugs,” said Colonie Police Lt. Robert Winn.
According to police, Jennifer's husband, psychiatrist Kevin George, whose office is on Computer Drive South in Colonie, was falsely verifying bogus prescriptions when pharmacists called to check on them. They also say Nicholas Marro, a friend of the family, was one of several accomplices.
“We do have some indications that the people that passed scripts for her also received some of the drugs in exchange for their part in this,” said Lt. Winn.
Among the many drugs involved, according to police, were xanax, oxycodone, morphine, and methadone. “These are the drugs we see when we have people that become addicted to prescription drugs,” says Winn.
Kevin George's court appearance on Wednesday was adjourned.
If his name sounds familiar, that's because Dr. Kevin George was arrested about one year ago and charged with sexually abusing to women who worked for him. That case is still pending.
Jennifer George has been picked up by local police after allegedly driving with her ability impaired.
Both are free on recognizance and since these are felonies involved, the case is likely headed to a county grand jury.