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Peabody Woman Faces Multiple Charges of Obtaining Prescriptions By Fraud

Police arrested a 30-year-old Peabody woman for shoplifting and using fake IDs and located three warrants on her as well.

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.
Saber Walsh October 06, 2013 at 10:30 AM
We wonder why cops get to hate their jobs. The winner in this arrest are her lawyers, who rake in the fees of a great annuity client, while their buds in the State House keep the laws "just right" so that these annuity clients can keep coming in. After all, those country club fees are getting a bit high nowadays, and it's expensive to put the high-octane stuff in your Jag or the Royal Barge you tie up in Marblehead harbor.

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