police: Woman fraudulently got pills
POTTSVILLE — A New Philadelphia woman was charged by Pottsville police after officers were called to the rite Aid Store, 500 N. Claude A. lord Blvd., about 5:50 p.m. thursday for a fraud report.
Officers were informed that a fraudulent prescription was filled at the store on July 26 for 60 Vicodin pills, a schedule II controlled substance, with a monetary value of $167.99.
The subsequent investigation showed that Becky Anne Robinson, 42, stole a prescription card from a local doctor’s office, fraudulently filled it out for the Vicodin and forged the signature of the doctor.
Based on the results of the investigation, Patrolman Joel Methven filed a criminal complaint charging robinson with acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, forgery and theft by deception.
robinson will now have to answer at a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James K. Reiley, Pottsville.