Indictment: Felon wore badge, had fake prescription

A convicted felon from Naperville has pleaded not guilty to charges he wore a police badge while trying to use a forged prescription, DuPage County Court records show.

Kujtim Sulejmani, 35, of the 800 block of Ogden Avenue, pleaded not guilty last week to forgery, possession of prescription forms and impersonating an officer in connection to a Jan. 7 incident at a Wheaton grocery store. Sulejmani is free on $30,000 bail with a March hearing scheduled.

According to the indictment, Sulejmani attempted to obtain 120 pills of hydrocodone, a narcotic found in Vicodin, using a forged prescription. He was wearing a Cook County sheriff’s badge on a lanyard and a Chicago police winter hat while committing the forgery, prosecutors said.

Sulejmani was sentenced to prison a decade ago after a conviction for unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of prescription forms after presenting a forged prescription to a Wal-Mart pharmacy.

In 2009, he was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for retail theft and drunken driving convictions.