The case against a pharmacy worker who police claim forged more than 225 prescriptions for fentanyl patches was back in assignment court Wednesday, but only to set another date.
Lise Blanchette is charged with fraud over $5,000, making forged documents, using forged documents, 10 counts of identity theft and possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule 1 substance (fentanyl).
Greater Sudbury Police claim Blanchette fabricated and forged more than 225 non-existent prescriptions between 2016 and 2018, allowing her to obtain more than 3,400 fentanyl patches of various strengths — with an estimated value of roughly $1.5 million.
Police said they began investigating in May 2018 after receiving a complaint from one of her pharmacy co-workers. They say falsified prescriptions for an additional 475 patches did not get processed successfully.
Blanchette's matter returns to assignment court March 11.