New Cumberland doctor arrested

Dr. Wait

A New Cumberland doctor was arrested Friday and accused of illegally selling painkillers after an investigation by the Pa. Attorney General’s Office.

Investigators say Dr. David Wait “sold fake prescriptions that he printed from his home computer for hundreds of dollars to patients he never examined and wrote multiple prescriptions for 30 Oxycodone tablets to patients within 30 days,” according to a news release.

Dr. Wait allegedly sold two prescriptions, totaling 60 tablets, to confidential informants for $1,500 at a convenience store.

Dr. Wait was arrested Friday. He’s charged with two counts of unlawful prescription of controlled substance by practitioner and one count of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity. He’s being held in the Cumberland County Prison in lieu of $2 million bail.