A Burlington Police officer has been indicted for passing false prescriptions.
According to a statement from the Burlington Police Department, on Thursday, July 11, the department received information that Patrolman Mark A. Driscoll, 38, had been involved in the passing of false drug prescriptions at a pharmacy. An immediate criminal investigation, along with an internal investigation, was started by members of the Detective Division. Officer Driscoll has been with the department for nine years.
"During the initial stages of the investigation, Burlington detectives uncovered evidence that substantiated the allegations against Officer Driscoll," the release states. "Officer Driscoll was immediately placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of a complete and thorough investigation."
From the investigation Burlington detectives, members of the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and insurance company investigators discovered that Officer Driscoll had been involved in filing several fraudulent disability insurance claims. Police obtained a search warrant and searched Officer Driscoll's residence and seized several pieces of evidence.
"On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Officer Driscoll was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury and that case is being handled by the Middlesex District Attorney's office," the release states. "Officer Driscoll has been suspended without pay from the Burlington Police Department, pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing in this case."