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Woman Accused of Forging 16 Prescriptions in Orleans, Niagara
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Woman Accused of Forging 16 Prescriptions in Orleans, Niagara

Victoria E. Freile

Democrat and Chronicle

ALBION, N.Y. - A Niagara County woman accused of forging prescriptions at several pharmacies in Orleans and Niagara counties is facing about two dozen felony charges.

Tara J. D’Amico, 33, of Barker is due in court Tuesday on charges of stealing blank prescriptions from two medical offices in Lockport and forging 16 prescriptions in Albion, Medina and Lockport in October 2009, said Investigator Joseph Sacco of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

She was arrested Friday after a month-long investigation by Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Niagara County Drug Task Force, Sacco said.

D’Amico was charged with five counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, six counts of second-degree forgery and six counts of first-degree criminal impersonation, all felonies. She was also charged with six counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.

D’Amico was arraigned in Albion Town Court Friday and was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or bond. She is scheduled to return to court at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Additional charges are pending.

VFREILE@DemocratandChronicle.com

Twitter: @vfreile

This article originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

 

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