Dermatology Practice Employee Forged Prescriptions, Police Say

A former employee of a Hellertown dermatology practice forged prescriptions while he was employed there, borough police said in a news release Tuesday.

According to police, Michael J. Harrah, 38, of the 100 block of Cattell Street, Easton, has been charged with three ungraded misdemeanor counts of Fraudulent Administration, Dispensing, Delivery or Gift of a Controlled Substance.

Police said the investigation of Harrah began in January, which is when his employment at Shine DermaSpa & Pamela L. Meyer, D.O., in Hellertown, ended, according to his LinkedIn page.

Although the news release doesn’t name the medical practice where Harrah worked, it says it is located on Kichline Avenue in Hellertown.

The offices of Meyer, a dermatologist, are located at 32 Kichline Avenue, and are the only medical offices on the street.

Police said the charges against Harrah have been filed in District Court 03-2-04 in Lower Saucon Township.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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