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More charges against accused Wyckoff burglar doctor

Photo Credit: Wyckoff PD

A former Wyckoff doctor out on bail on charges of burglarizing neighbors’ homes and practicing without a license is back in the Bergen County Jail, charged with obtaining Lunesta and Klonopin from a Midland Park pharmacy by wriiting phony prescriptions.

Lisa Cannon (MUGSHOT courtesy Wyckoff PD)

Lisa M. Cannon, 46, had been free a little more than a week after spending 11 day behind bars when police with arrest warrants returned to her Crescent Avenue home last night.

In what has become an unfolding investigation, detectives added fraud-related charges in connection with the purchases of the anti-anxiety medications. Cannon is now being held on $100,000 bail.

Cannon originally was arrested on Oct. 20 by Wyckoff detectives, with assistance from investigators of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau.

Cannon, arrested twice for DWI in late summer, admitted that she took bicycles from garages, a laptop from a kitchen and a large terra cotta planter, landscape lights and decorative patio chairs from outside her neighbors’ homes in the middle of the night, Police Chief Benjamin Fox told CLIFFVIEW PILOT at the time.

Cannon sold several bikes to a local shop whose owner helped police with their investigation, the chief said.

Police also found raffle tickets, along with paperwork “indicating that the raffle benefited an organization that is not known to exist,” he said. She was also charged with possession of burglar tools for having a canvass bag containing a flashlight, screw driver, hammer, and rubber gloves, which police said she used during her nighttime burglary sprees, Fox said.

Wyckoff detectives investigating the break-ins noticed that people frequently were coming and going from Cannon’s home, Fox said. When interviewed, they said they were being treated by her, he said.
Cannon practiced critical care medicine, pulmonology and internal medicine out of Waldwick, Ridgewood and Ho-Ho-Kus before losing her license in June, records show.

“While there is no known incident of medical treatment that would have placed patients in danger, anyone with questions about the medical care they received or about their medical records, can contact the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Enforcement Bureau at 973-504-6300,” Fox said.

Soon after the October arrest, police said they found a $1,000 racing bike they said Cannon stole from the garage of a Rodney Road home — leading to more charges.

Cannon, who graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and received her M.D. degree from New York Medical College, grew up in Wyckoff. Her father is James A. Cannon, a Marine veteran who has been the Chief Financial Officer of BBDO Worldwide since 1984, overseeing the management of the corporation’s operations in 77 countries, records show. Her mother is a realtor.

Wyckoff police arrested Cannon for drunk driving in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 24 after her car jumped a curb and nearly hit two pedestrians, records show. A month later, Cannon — who wasn’t supposed to be driving — crashed her car in the Wyckoff Shopping Center parking lot, also around 5 p.m. Test results showed that she was under the influence of an undisclosed drug, police records show.

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