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Man Faces Forged Rx Charges in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. —  A Mahopac man is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court Thursday on charges of using forged prescriptions at a local pharmacy.

Matteo Zegarelli, 52, was arrested last week and charged with five counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a Class D felony. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail on $7,500 cash bail.

Police received a complaint from Jefferson Valley Pharmacy on Aug. 9, 2011, that on March 14, April 14 and May 13 of last year an unknown male allegedly used forged prescriptions to purchase medicine. Yorktown police, working with detectives from Carmel, identified Zegarelli as the suspect, but they were unable to locate him. Arrest warrants were issued in Yorktown Court on Dec. 27, 2011.

Last Thursday at about 6 p.m., Zegarelli was detained by New York State Police in an unrelated incident and the outstanding warrants were discovered. Zegarelli had two forged prescriptions in his possession, police said. The prescriptions were allegedly stolen from a doctor in Yonkers.

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