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A Fort Wayne woman is accused of forging prescriptions for pain pills, anxiety medication and other drugs at four different pharmacies.

Brittany Ellert, 27, faces five counts of possession of a controlled substance by subterfuge, attempted possession of a controlled substance by subterfuge, six counts of forgery and one count of false reporting.

Between Oct. 21 and Nov. 27, Ellert took counterfeit prescriptions to Walgreens and Kroger pharmacies and twice to Meijer and North Anthony pharmacies, according to court documents.

The prescriptions included Adderall, a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy; Clonazepam, a drug taken for seizures, panic disorders and anxiety; and Oxycodone and acetaminophen, used for the treatment of pain, the documents said.

A Kroger pharmacist contacted police after Ellert gave him a prescription that was handwritten. The pharmacist told police he was familiar with the alleged prescribing doctor and knew he typed his prescriptions.

Ellert, of the 14300 block of Shore Oaks Cove, was released after posting bond Thursday, officers said.