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CORAL SPRINGS PHARMACIST AND CO-CONSPIRATOR ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

BSO Case Number: BS02-09-12726
PIO Number: 02-10-28
Date: Friday, October 11, 2002
Time: 1600
Place of Occurrence: Eckerd Drugs, 8151 Wiles Road, Coral Springs

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • Matthew Kachlany, 30, D.O.B.: 01/13/72, 11149 NW 34th CT, Coral Springs
  • Jill Pennoyer, 34, D.O.B.: 10/13/68, 7525 NW 61st Terrace, Parkland

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives have arrested a Coral Springs Eckerd pharmacist for conspiring with a Parkland woman to illegally obtain large quantities of controlled substances, mainly the frequently abused prescription drug Oxycontin.

From July through October 2002, Matthew Kachlany, an Eckerd pharmacist, knowingly filled fraudulent prescriptions manufactured on a home computer by suspect Jill Pennoyer. The duo would create bogus prescriptions utilizing unwitting patients’ names and insurance information. Kachlany would subsequently receive hundreds of dollars in exchange for filling the prescriptions, which Pennoyer is believed to have sold illegally. The approximate street value of the drugs obtained is in excess of $50,000.

The conspiracy was discovered after Pennoyer was arrested on September 9th, by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office on multiple drug charges, including the trafficking of Oxycontin. At the time of her arrest, Pennoyer had a large amount of Broward County prescription receipts in her possession. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office forwarded the information to BSO and a criminal investigation was initiated.

BSO narcotics detectives discovered a majority of the fraudulent prescriptions were filled by suspect Kachlany. BSO, in a joint effort with Eckerd’s Loss Prevention Department, immediately questioned the Coral Springs pharmacist. He subsequently confessed to the conspiracy, as well as, manufacturing bogus prescriptions receipts for Pennoyer which she had provided to the Indian River County State Attorney in hopes of having her September 9th, arrest dismissed.

Kachlany and Pennoyer face multiple fraud, conspiracy and drug charges. They are being held in BSO’s jail system on bonds in excess of $500,000. Pennoyer, who was out on bond from the previous arrest, has been additionally charged with fabricating evidence.

INVESTIGATORS: BSO Narcotics Unit
THIS REPORT BY: Liz Calzadilla /PIO October 17, 2002 1030

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