Ghent woman charged with forging government document

HUDSON – A 27-year-old woman has been charged with a felony of forgery and the misdemeanor of fraud and deceit related to controlled substances.

On September 22, the Hudson City Police Department received a call from a local pharmacy reporting a possible fraudulent letter received from a customer to obtain a controlled substance from their pharmacy.

The police received a second call from a local doctor’s office reporting a patient provided questionable correspondence written on City of Hudson Police Department letterhead.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Crystal Bell of Ghent allegedly e letter in an attempt to fraudulently receive drugs.

She was also indicted in Columbia County for felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Hudson City Police are continuing their investigation.


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