Inspector General: State nurse arrested for forging prescription
MIDDLEGROVE, N.Y. – A nurse employed by the State of New
York has been accused of forging a prescription.
According to the NYS Inspector General Catherine Leahy
Scott, Gregory Wait, 50, was arrested after an investigation. Scott says Wait was employed by the State
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. He is accused of forging a doctor's signature
to obtain Valium.
The investigation revealed that Wait allegedly used a
physician's signature stamp to create the prescription in his own name. The
prescription was then faxed to a Lake Luzerne Pharmacy where it was picked up
and signed for on the pharmacy's signature pad.
Wait has been placed on leave since the forged prescription
He has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged
Instrument, Forgery, and Official Misconduct.