38-year-old former Miss Russia Anna Malova was arrested as she walked out of a Greenwich Village pharmacy Tuesday.
Malova is a doctor in her native Russia, but does not have a license to practice medicine in the States. She was Miss Russia 12 years ago, and was also a top ten contestant in the Miss Universe pageant. (Malova was much lauded during the Miss Russia contest for her medical credentials.)
A NYPD special narcotics officer arrested the former beauty queen at the pharmacy on 6th Avenue after the pharmacist said he believed that Malova had stolen a doctor’s prescription pad to acquire prescriptions for painkillers. She was charged with “criminal possession of narcotics, forgery and criminal impersonation of a physician” on Tuesday. MyFoxNY says that Malova was charged with petty larceny for the same criminal acts just three months ago.
The New York area Fox affiliate contacted the Miss Universe pageant and Donald Trump, owner of the franchise, for comment, but neither would comment on Malova’s arrest.
[MyFoxNY, Long Island Press]