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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.

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.