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LAPD Officer Arrested For Prescription Fraud, Engaged In 'Doctor Shopping'

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A 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department surrendered this morning to agents from the California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and LAPD investigators after being indicted on nine counts relating to prescription fraud.

A joint investigation established probable cause to believe officer Joseph Caseres, assigned to Rampart Patrol Division, had engaged in “doctor shopping” and fraudulently obtained narcotic prescription medications, according to a news release.

Caseres was arrested at Rampart Area Station without incident. Caseres was booked at the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail and is held in lieu of $20,000.00 bail. Caseres was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of both the criminal and administrative investigations.