LPN Arrested for Prescription Theft & Forgery

March 29, 2011 Updated Mar 29, 2011 at 8:27 PM EDT

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March 29, 2011 Updated Mar 29, 2011 at 8:27 PM EDT


(Batavia, N.Y) Sege D. Kalmbacher Sr. is under arrest after authorities say he was illegally writing his own prescriptions for narcotic pain medicine.

Detectives say the 36-year old Town of Byron man used his position as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to get access to a computer system in a Genesee County health care facility.

Police say Kalmbacher printed out prescriptions for hydrocodone and percocet and then forged signatures on them.

Investigators claim that Kalmbacher took those prescriptions to be filled at various pharmacies in the Village of Leroy, Town of Batavia, Town of Pembroke, and the City of Batavia.

According to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Kalmbacher was able to illegally obtain around three thousand narcotic pain pills - which authorities believe he used himself.

The Genesee County Local Drug Enforcement Task Force started investigating Kalmbacher after receiving a tip from a pharmacy in the Village of Leroy.

Sege Kalmbacher is being held without bail in the Genesee County Jail.

He faces the following charges:

-Twenty-Four Counts (24) of Criminal Possesion of A Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B-Felony of the New York State Penal law.

-Twenty-Five Counts (25) of Criminal Possesion of A Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a class D-Felony of the New York State Penal law.

-Twenty-Seven (27) Counts of Computer Trespass, a class E-Felony of the New York State Penal law.

-Twenty-Five (25) Counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a class A-Misdemeanor of the New York State Penal law.

Sege Kalmbacher Sr. is scheduled to return to Batavia City Court on April 21st at 1:30pm.