A Lauderhill dentist is accused of using his business partner’s prescription pad to get oxycodone, officials said.
Joseph Gorfien, a partner at dental practice Gorfien & Jacobsohn, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Broward Sheriff‘s Office.
Authorities said that Gorfien used Henry Jacobsohn’s professional license information and prescription pads to forge and fill prescriptions for oxycodone without his partner’s knowledge.
When a reporter called the dental practice Wednesday, a recorded message said the office was closed for the day.
Gorfien is charged with 11 counts of purchase of oxycodone, one count of obtaining controlled substances by fraud or forgery and one count of criminal use of personal identification information.
The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case.