The employees of the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 435 Main Street took actions to prevent fraud on two ocassions this week, though both incidents turned out to be legitimate.
On July 31, someone attempted to fill a suspicious prescription. Officers investigated and called the doctor. It turned out not to be a fraud.
Then on Wednesday, police said someone attempted to buy a Visa gift card, a birthday card and a bottle of champagne with a credit card.
Lt. Brian McCauley said that raised a red flag because identity thieves often try to purchase gift cards with stolen credit cards. The cashier told the customer she could not accept the transaction with a credit card, so he went to Stepney Wine & Liquor.
Officers saw his vehicle there, interviewed him and were able to determine that the credit card was valid and in his name.
Though both incidents turned out to be fine, McCauley credited Rite Aid for being vigilant in trying to prevent fraud from happening before it takes place.