“Project Mauve” leads to prescription fraud charges

Posted On Thursday July 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 22, 2021   9:10am      

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service East Investigations Unit has charged an individual with several prescription frauds following a lengthy and ongoing investigation.

Between May 2020 and January 2021, several reports were made to the Service by different local pharmacies regarding suspicious prescriptions.

Investigators believed that they were fraudulent and have identified one of the individuals involved.

On July 15th, Kristopher KHALIL, 23 years old, of Ottawa, was charged with:    

  • Fraud not exceeding $5000 x 7
  • Uttering a forged document x 7
  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence x 1
  • Unlawful possession of a Schedule I Substance x 1
  • Personation to gain advantage x 2     

KHALIL was released on an Undertaking, with a court appearance scheduled at a later date.

“Project Mauve” was created as a result of an increase in prescription fraud incidents in the city. Investigators have been working diligently to identify the individuals responsible and lay appropriate charges, as “Project Mauve” remains active. 

Anyone with information about these incidents or any prescription fraud incidents is asked to contact Detective Dallaire with the East Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3416.

 Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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