A man and woman from Oceanside were arrested Wednesday night after being accused of impersonating medical office staff in an attempt to procure Oxycodone pills, Nassau County police said in a news release.
John Gleeson, 39, of 59 Sunny Brook Drive and Melissa Bizella, 43, of 3258 Lawrence Ave., were both arraigned Aug. 29 at First District Court in Hempstead after being charged with one count of first-degree falsifying a business record.
Police allege that the couple placed a phone call to the CVS pharmacy at 1 Gussack Plaza in Great Neck and “posed as a representative” of a medical office. During the call, they allegedly requested a prescription for Oxycodone be filled.
When the two arrived at the pharmacy to pick up the pills, they were arrested by members of the Nassau County Police Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team.
During court hearings on Thursday, Gleeson was released without bail to the supervision of the probation department, while a judge ordered $500 bail for Bizella. She posted the bail amount and was released shortly after.
The two are due back in court on Sept. 3.