A Peabody woman is facing a slew of charges for allegedly shoplifting at a convenience store and fraudulently obtaining drugs and prescription medication.
Police arrested Amanda Elwell, 30, of 121 Central St., Peabody, following a report of a female shoplifter at D&R Market on Foster Street Thursday around 7:30 a.m.
According to a police log entry, Elwell was identified and taken into custody on charges of shoplifting by asportation (second offense) and using a fake name during her booking. Police indicated she had two fake IDs.
Police said Elwell was also wanted on three warrants on charges of larceny, malicious destruction of property, three counts each of making false health care claims, obtaining drugs by fraud and uttering false prescriptions and conspiracy to violate drug laws.