Woman Allegedly Used Fake Names to Fill Oxycodone Prescriptions – WTAJ

Dalia Torres, 43, of Philadelphia is accused by the State Attorney General’s office for using fake names in six different counties, including Blair County, to fill 15 prescriptions for oxycodone.
Torres is scheduled to appear today for her preliminary hearing on 20 felony drug counts.
Torres is charged for attempting to get the fraudulent prescriptions from five different pharmacies across Pennsylvania.

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