Fake pharmacist sentenced to 3½ years in prison

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man accused of pretending to be a pharmacist in Central Florida is headed to prison.

Gregory Klonowski will spend the next three-and-a-half years in prison for stealing the identity of Arizona pharmacist Allen Schleicher for 10 years and working as a pharmacist even though he had no state license to do so.

Brenda Moody, of the Villages in Lake County, said because of his mistake with her thyroid medication three years ago, her heart stopped twice.

Moody said she took four pills from the bottle Klonowski gave her, and later learned it was as if she took 400 times the proper dosage.

“He's the one who handed me the bottle of pills,” Moody said.

Doctors brought Moody back, but she was comatose and paralyzed. She said she now suffers permanent injuries and has been diagnosed with cancer.

Because of the dangerously high dosage of medication she said Klonowski gave her, doctors said it damaged her immune system.

"He's the one who handed me the bottle of pills," said Moody.

In court, Klonowski said he was sorry for what happened to Moody, but doesn't think he did it.

When asked her reaction to Klonowski's prison sentence, Moody called it "silly."

"I've been under the poisoning for three-and-a-half years, and I'm still having bad new things happen," Moody said.

Moody said her medical bills surpassed $200,000.

Klonowski has a month to report to federal prison for his sentence.