Woman Arraigned on Felony Charges After Taking Wrong Prescription from Oil City Pharmacy

| January 25, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A Venus woman is facing felony forgery and related charges after allegedly picking up another person’s prescription from a local pharmacy.

According to court documents, 48-year-old Joann Domres, of Venus, was arraigned at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, on the following charges:

  • Forgery – Unauthorized Act In Writing, Felony 2
  • Identity Theft, Misdemeanor 1
  • Theft By Deception-False Impression, Misdemeanor 2
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

The charges stem from the theft of prescription medication reported to the Oil City Police Department.

According to a criminal complaint, on Friday, January 18, Officer Anderson was contacted by a known individual who reported his prescription was stolen from a pharmacy in Oil City, Venango County. The prescription contained 10, 20 MG tablets of Prednisone prescribed to the victim for allergic reactions.

An employee of the pharmacy advised Officer Anderson that the victim’s prescription had been picked up by Joann Domres, along with a prescription for one of Domres’ family members.

Officer Anderson was provided with a copy of the pharmacy’s signature capture and was able to match the signature from the victim’s prescription with Domres’ family member’s prescription.

Based on the investigation, charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on Friday, January 18.

Domres remains free on $15,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, with Judge Fish presiding.


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