Lebanon police arrest three for fraud, ID theft

Lebanon police have arrested three people on numerous charges connected with county-wide prescription fraud and identity theft from pharmacies in several cities.

According to Lebanon Police Lieutenant Scott Bressler, Stevie Janae Froemke, 26, of Lebanon was arrested on charges of aggravated identity theft, identity theft, prescription fraud, possession and delivery of Oxycodone, conspiracy and forgery. Froemke is currently lodged in the Linn County Jail in Albany. She was arraigned on the charges on March 6.

Also arrested were Jeremy Mathew Colwell, 24, and Tinsa Marie Gaines, 23, both of Lebanon. Colwell and Gaines were charged with possession of Oxycodone, criminal conspiracy and prescription fraud, cited and released to appear. Colwell and Gaines are awaiting arraignment.

According to Bressler, the three suspects began forging prescriptions for the drug in January of 2013. Bressler said that earlier this year, a local doctor became concerned about the number of prescriptions he had seen and notified police.

Bressler was not able to release details of the investigation but said efforts first led to a pharmacy in Albany and ultimately over 100 fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone were discovered to have been filled over an eight-month period through August of last year.

Officer Doug Lane led the investigation and additional information concerning the case should be directed to him at the Lebanon Police Department, 541-451-1751.

The case has been turned over to the Linn County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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