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Police: Hastings Man Charged With Forging Prescription

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Police said a local man forged a prescription in an attempt to purchase Oxycodone in Hastings earlier this month.

Alexander Frankel, a 24-year-old Hastings resident, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Police said he forged a prescription for Oxycodone for 90 pills on April 2. Police said a pharmacist at Greenleaf Pharmacy reported on April 3 that the prescription looked suspicious and eventually discovered it to be forged. Police arrested Frankel on April 18 and he was later released on $2,500 bail.

The following items also were reported by Hastings police:

Jewelry stolen: Police said an 88-year-old Hastings woman had assorted jewelry taken from inside her home sometime between March 8 and April 17. Police did not have a list of what was stolen or a total value of the missing items. The woman’s 36-year-old daughter who lives in Yonkers reported the missing items to police. Police said other people had been inside the home during the time frame, but are still investigating the alleged theft.

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