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Man charged for pretending to be doctor
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A man faces fraud charges after he called his pharmacy and tried to impersonate his doctor’s voice so he could get a prescription.
The suspect, Michael Casey Beumer, 31, is charged with prescription fraud. He will appear for preliminary hearing June 6.
The incident happened after Rite Aid refused to fill a prescription since he was already on pain medication. However, in an attempt to get his prescription for Tylenol 3 filled, he resorted to trickery.
“Rite Aid received a call that was left on the after-hours phone,” said McMinnville police detective Tony Jenkins. “It was left by a person pretending to be the doctor, saying it was fine to fill the prescription.”
The staff realized it was not the doctor’s voice on the phone and police were called. Jenkins listened to the message on the answering machine and determined Beumer was the caller who left the message.