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Cops: Man Pretended to be a Doctor

The following arrest information was supplied by the Hopatcong police department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Saddle Brook man called posing as a doctor to receive prescription drugs, police said.

Officers arrested Matthew Fedroff, 32, outside the pharmacy after he picked up fraudulent prescription for alprazolam, used to treat anxiety disorders, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

Fedroff was charged with two counts of fourth-degree fraud and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance obtained by fraud. He was taken to , processed, charged and then transported to Sussex County Jail en lieu of $15,000 bail, police said.

Officer William Sutphen got a call earlier in the morning from a Rite Aid pharmacist who believed he received a call from someone posing to be a doctor, police said. Then patrols were dispatched to the pharmacy, who waited for Fedroff to leave with the drugs, police said.

For questions on this report, email brendan@patch.com.

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