Brookville Woman Allegedly Forged Son’s Prescription ‘Because She Was Addicted to It’

crime-newsBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Brookville woman is accused of forgery of a prescription.

According to court documents, Brookville Boro Police Department filed criminal charges against 28-year-old Joleen Ann Reitz, of Brookville.

According to a criminal complaint, on March 28, Officer Vince Markle, of the Brookville Borough Police Department, met with a Brookville Behavior Health Assistant who reported that Joleen Reitz “attempted to fill a prescription that appeared altered.” The prescription was altered from 5 mg. to 10 mg.

The complaint states that Officer Markle met with Reitz at her residence. She was read her Miranda Rights, and she agreed to speak to him.

Reitz allegedly said that on March 22, her 4-year-old son received a prescription for Mathylphendate 5 mg., and she changed it from 5 mg. to 10 mg., the complaint continues.

She allegedly admitted to police that she was addicted to her son’s medication, so she altered the prescription.

Based on his investigation, Officer Markle filed a criminal complaint against Reitz.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on May 5 in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak.

Reitz faces a third-degree felony charge of Forgery – Alter Writing.


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