Former UConn pharmacist faces 173 charges for forging prescriptions

Michael Olzinkski, 46, the former supervisor of UConn's Student Health Services, is facing 173 counts of forgery after an internal audit and police investigation revealed he was illegally ordering items through the pharmacy, according to the Hartford Courant.

An internal audit conducted last April found numerous items, including controlled substances, ordered by Mr. Olzinkski were missing from the pharmacy's inventory. A subsequent police investigation revealed Mr. Olzinski was filling prescriptions in the name of UConn students for his own personal use. He was also allegedly forging order logs and fraudulently filling prescriptions for friends and family members, according to the report.

Mr. Olzinski, who was placed on administrative leave April 9, 2015, billed insurers approximately $34,000 for the fraudulent prescriptions.

In addition to the 173 counts of second-degree forgery, Mr. Olzinski was also charged with one count each of first-degree forgery, illegal distribution of controlled substances, illegal possession of controlled substances, obtaining controlled substances by means of fraud and deceit and failure to keep records.

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