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Man Arrested for Forging Codeine Prescription in Mineola

Carl H. Francois of Elmont arrested at probation office in Mineola.

Carl H. Francois of Elmont. Photo credit: Courtesy Nassau County Police Department.
Carl H. Francois of Elmont. Photo credit: Courtesy Nassau County Police Department.

Nassau County Police arrested an Elmont man on charges of forging a prescription for codeine Thursday afternoon in Mineola.

According to detectives, in July 2013 Carl H. Francois, 26, of Elmont presented a prescription for codeine to his probation officer. An investigation conducted by the Nassau County Probation Department with the assistance of the Nassau County Narcotics/Vice Squad determined the prescription was fraudulent. On Aug. 24, 2013 the probation department, assisted by fourth precinct officers, conducted a search of the Francois’s home and discovered seven fake credit cards in his bedroom. Francois was not present at the time of the search.

Police placed Francois under arrest at the Nassau County Probation office in Mineola on Thursday at 3:50 p.m., charging him with eight counts of second degree possession of a forged instrument. He will be arraigned on Friday, October 4 at First District Court in Hempstead.

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