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Oconomowoc man accused of theft arrested for prescription fraud

A 21-year-old man was charged with identify theft and prescription fraud after allegedly stealing a man’s wallet from an Oconomowoc YMCA on Feb. 20 and later imitating a doctor over the phone to request a prescription for narcotics.

Jordan D. Riemer, 434 Bolson Drive in Oconomowoc, was charged on Feb. 25 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with felony identity theft, misdemeanor theft, and misdemeanor attempting to obtain a prescription drug with fraud.

According to the criminal complaint:

Oconomowoc police were dispatched to the YMCA located at 1750 Valley Road in the City of Oconomowoc at approximately 9 p.m. on Feb. 20.

YMCA patron Ronald Zuehlsdorf told police that he had secured his items, including his wallet, an iPhone 4 cellphone and keys in a locker and the items were now missing. The wallet contained $60 in cash and eight different credit cards.

One of those credit cards was later used at the Speedway located at 403 W. Wisconsin Ave in Oconomowoc. A young man, believed to be Riemer, purchased a $300 gift card, an energy drink and cigarettes, altogether spending $366.

Police were able to identify Riemer’s vehicle and license plates from a security camera at the gas station.

The officer working on the YMCA theft was dispatched to the Kmart located at 1450 Summit Avenue in Oconomowoc on Feb. 22 for suspected fraud in progress.

A pharmacist at the store told police that they suspected Riemer of trying to obtain Suboxone, a narcotic drug. The pharmacist said he had received a call from a subject claiming to be Dr. Nebojsa Stevanovic requesting the prescription be filled.

The pharmacist was suspicious because the Drug Enforcement Agency number provided by the doctor was incorrect and the phone number the subject was calling from was not an office number.

Riemer was sitting on a bench waiting by the pharmacy desk of the Kmart and told police he was waiting to have a prescription filled. He was frisked and officers said they found the prepaid gift card they suspected was purchased with Zuehlsdorf’s missing credit card.

Dr. Stevanovic was contacted by police and he said that Riemer could not afford the co-pay for the prescription and left.

Riemer’s girlfriend Randi Acheson contacted police after he was placed under arrest. She told police that Riemer had a pill addiction and allegedly provided officers with the other items stolen from Zuehlsdorf. 

If convicted of all offenses, Reimer could face more than seven years in prison, $20,000 in fines, or both.

His next expected court date is Feb. 27.

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