An Indiana area man has been accused of passing forged prescription forms to obtain medication at six drugstores in Indiana County between June and December.
Adam Vanderneck, 35, was charged by state police at Indiana on Friday with 13 counts each of forgery, procuring drugs by forgery and acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation.
Troopers reported that Vanderneck forged a physician’s signature on prescription papers to obtain drugs at Walmart Pharmacy in Resort Plaza, Burrell Township; the Kmart, Martins and CVS pharmacies in White Township; and at Gatti and Rite-Aid drugstores in Indiana.
Vanderneck was taken for preliminary arraignment before District Judge Susanne Steffee in Homer City and was released on unsecured bond of $75,000 to await a preliminary hearing on Feb. 10.
Joshua Gibson, of Indiana, was detained at the Indiana County Jail after Indiana Borough police responded to a report that a man had fallen in the 500 block of School Street at 5:32 p.m. Friday, according to a news release.
State police charged Jonathan Paul Zaucha, 34, of Indiana, with a summary count of retail theft, accusing him of stealing a backpack valued at $39.97 on Jan. 11 from Walmart at SouthTowne Plaza.
A citation was filed Monday at Homer City District Court.
Mary Ressler, of Blairsville, reported to state police that $300 was stolen from her purse between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday while she shopped at Walmart in the Resort Plaza.