Former Buena police chief David Sherma was arrested on charges of obtaining a fraudulent prescription.
David P. Sherma, 37, of Clayton, was arrested on multiple counts of falsifying medical records, forgery, theft by deception, fraudulently obtaining Oxycodone and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Sherma pleaded guilty to similar charges in October in Atlantic County Superior Court.
On Dec. 12 Vineland police were contacted by the Walgreen’s Pharmacy on North Main Road regarding a fraudulent prescription that had been submitted to be filled the day before. The pharmacist said he immediately knew the prescription was forged, police said.
Sherma tried to jump over the counter and take back the fake prescription when the pharmacist told him he knew it was forged, police said,
Police arrested Sherma after a two-week investigation Friday. Police said Sherma also obtained prescription medication twice in November from the same pharmacy.
Police allege Sherma wrote all the fake prescriptions.