STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford woman with a child in a stroller was charged with trying to use a forged prescription Thursday at a Rite Aid pharmacy on Hoyt Street, Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said.
Alexandra Szajkowska, 33, was charged with risk of injury to a child in addition to second-degree forgery, police said. Police waited until a relative could pick up the child before taking Szajkowska to headquarters, where she posted a $500 bond and was released with a court date of Oct. 25.
The pharmacist said he checked with the doctor because the prescription looked "suspicious," Shawinsky said. The pharmacist added that the doctor said he saw the patient but did not write a prescription, Shawinsky said.
Shawinsky said the type of medication was not in the arresting officer's report, but that Szajkowska told officers she was trying to get it for her father who has a bad back and is leaving the country.