You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • 1 held in cemetery slaying
    Police have arrested a Fort Wayne man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday in an undeveloped portion of Catholic Cemetery.
  • Police arrest suspect in school break-in
    A 30-year-old South Bend man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning's break-in at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, thanks to numerous tips, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said today.
  • Body found near graves
    Fort Wayne police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman found at an undeveloped part of a northeast-side cemetery Monday afternoon.

Woman accused of prescription fraud

A woman was charged Monday with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance by subterfuge after filling prescriptions under her deceased mother’s name.

Sandra Faurote, 57, attempted to receive Alprazolam – the generic form of Xanax – that had been prescribed to her mother, according to court documents.

Faurote’s mother died in October 2013, the documents said.

Faurote successfully obtained a refill from Kroger Pharmacy on Dec. 18.

On Feb. 4, Faurote returned to the store to pick up the prescription and was arrested. She told police she still had part of the prescription she filled in December, according to court documents.

Police searched her home and found 55 tablets of Alprazolam, the documents said.

Faurote, of the 1800 block of Lathrop Drive, was released on her own recognizance.