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 created the 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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