Police: Former UConn health official forged prescriptions

April 26, 2016 GMT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The former pharmacy supervisor of the University of Connecticut’s Student Health Services faces 173 charges for allegedly forging prescriptions and ordering items through the pharmacy for his personal use.

Michael Olzinski was charged last week and is free on $30,000 bond pending a May 2 court appearance. No defense lawyer was listed in online state records.

Police started investigating after an April 2015 internal audit found that many items ordered by the 46-year-old Olzinski were missing from inventory, including prescription drugs.


Police say the investigation revealed that Olzinski forged order logs and fraudulently filled prescriptions for his own use.

The audit and investigation found that Olzinski billed insurance companies for approximately $34,000 in phony prescriptions and cost UConn about $40,000 in missing items.

Olzinski retired in 2015.