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East Haven Man Facing Forgery Charges

He allegedly forged and filled a prescription for Oxycodone, according to police.

An East Haven man was arrested on a warrant recently for allegedly filling a prescription for Oxycodone that was forged, according to police.

On Oct. 17, 2012, Hamden Police responded to Rite Aid at 2175 Dixwell Ave. on the report of a fraudulent prescription, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

There they found that Joseph Giordano, 33, of 22 Gordon St., East Haven, allegedly presented the pharmacist with a forged prescription for 90 Oxycodone tablets, Smith said. Pharmacists had filled the prescription, Smith said.

Officer Patrick McCue conducted the investigation that determined that the prescription was forged, Smith said, which led to the application of an arrest warrant for Giordano. 

On Jan. 11, Giordano was arrested at Meriden Superior Court, where he was appearing on unrelated charges, Smith said. He was charged with third-degree forgery and illegally obtaining narcotics. He is due to appear in court on Feb. 11.

Bob Fawkes January 17, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Notorious lowlife, well known to the EHPD and other local agencies. Should have been locked up a long time ago with the key thrown far away.
Richard Poulton January 17, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Life of crime started in 2009 with various degrees of larceny, a burglary, and now this. What happend in this mans life that caused such change when in his mid twenties?
Bob Fawkes January 17, 2013 at 02:28 PM
We can only guess at the causes of this man's downward spirl. Perhaps a lack of trickle down Reaganomics?? On a brighter note Mr. Poulton, 22 Gordon Street looks like a nice piece of property to flip once the time comes. You know Louie and others are chomping at the bit. Where there is misery, there is opportunity... http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/22-Gordon-St-East-Haven-CT-06512/57901795_zpid/
thomas January 17, 2013 at 02:42 PM
this younger generation even the law abiders, embrace poverty you see them with their brats at wendy s and mcdonalds for their nutricious repast.
Richard Poulton January 17, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Curious, you telling me this why?
Bob Fawkes January 17, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Just a potential money making tip from one friend to another, that's all. I'm taking a look at it myself. Might be a nice little place to downsize into, now that I'm in my senior years. Property taxes are killing me right now.
Dee Dee Ferrucci-Russo January 17, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Addiction is such a horrible disease! I pray he gets the help he needs. :(
Richard Poulton January 17, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Thanks anyway. Back in the 90's did a few "flips", made a few dollars. Economy not right today. But if the right "fixer-upper" came along I may jump back in.

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