TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Harrison woman accused of illegally obtaining pill prescriptions

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Melissa Bock
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:21 a.m.
 

A 26-year-old Harrison woman is accused of illegally using prescription numbers to get thousands of narcotic pills from Alle-Kiski Valley pharmacies.

State drug agents say Melissa Lynn Bock, of the 1100 block of Idaho Avenue, Natrona Heights, is charged with forgery, identity theft and filing false insurance claims in addition to obtaining a regulated drug by misrepresentation.

According to an affidavit, Bock obtained at least 2,300 Vicodin or similar pills in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Butler counties.

According to an affidavit, police were called by the office manager for the Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, commonly referred to as GPOA, about alleged prescription forgery at its office in Brackenridge.

A Brackenridge patrolman and a federal agent from the Drug Enforcement Agency learned that Bock worked at GPOA from December 2011 through Jan. 24 of this year.

She is accused of using a doctor's prescription pad that allows for narcotic prescriptions and posing as other employees to call in at least 40 false prescriptions for a boyfriend. The alleged fake prescriptions occurred between August and January, the affidavit alleges.

Prescriptions were passed at two pharmacies in Harrison and Giant Eagle pharmacies in New Kensington and Buffalo Township.

Bock was arraigned on Thursday by District Judge Sue Haggerty in Saxonburg. She was released on an unsecured bond pending a July 30 preliminary hearing.

Bock's arrest was announced on Friday by the state Attorney General's Office.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or cbiedka@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read AlleKiski Valley

  1. Allegheny Valley Hospital names New Kensington man CEO
  2. Pa. commission dismisses ethics complaints against West Deer officials
  3. Gaschler, 19, expects to be able to balance college, school board duties
  4. Oakmont, Kiski Township election results finalized
  5. Richland Township attorneys to meet in district judge race
  6. Lancers headed to fourth consecutive WPIAL title game
  7. Lower Burrell Zoning Hearing Board to rule on Little League ballfield lights
  8. Ex-employee charged in Vandergrift convenience store robbery
  9. Kiski Area School Board approves summer projects
  10. West Deer residents voice opposition to proposed events center
  11. Kiski facility offers hope for mine acid cleanup