po­lice: Woman fraud­u­lently got pills

The Republican Herald - - POLICE/COURT -

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.

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