Dentist Prescribed Pills to Financial Adviser Who Robbed Banks: Police

The financial adviser suspected in two bank robberies in East Granby was apparently buying painkiller prescription from his dentist, according to court documents. 

Kevin Baker, 45, of West Hartford, is accused of robbing the First National Bank of Suffield on Turkey Hill Road in East Granby on Jan. 27 and again Feb. 8.

On Tuesday, an arrest document revealed that Baker's dentist, Peter Delaney, has been supplying the financial adviser with oxycodone prescriptions. 

According to police, at the time of the robberies, Baker was in debt with the city and stuggled with addiction to painkillers

Police were able to track down the dentist through Baker's cellphone records, which indicated that the suspect called or message Delaney after each bank robbery. 

When police questioned Delaney, he said that he was not aware that Baker had committed the crimes until after his arrest. Delaney told police he had let Baker borrow $1,000 using a business check from his dental practice that he identified as a patient refund, according to court documents. 

While be questioned, Delaney admitted to writing oxycodone prescriptions for Baker for recreational use.

Police found the Delaney had written a number of fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers to other friends. 

The dentist was charged with more than 40 counts of related to the illegal supplying of a prescription legend drugs.

Delaney's bond was set at $100,000.

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