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Woman stole prescriptions at hospital, police say

A woman stole prescription pads from a doctor at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, according to state police at Rockview.
A woman stole prescription pads from a doctor at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, according to state police at Rockview. Centre Daily Times, file

A woman stole prescription pads from a doctor at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, according to state police at Rockview.

Police said she was an employee of the hospital, though a company official said they have no records of her ever being employed by HealthSouth.

Police said Elssye Michelle Holroyd, 33, of State College, filled out prescriptions for Xanax and Alprazolam, signed a doctor’s name and then had the prescriptions filled out at a variety of pharmacies in the area.

She did this from Aug. 5 to Dec. 5, according to police.

Holroyd will be charged with 10 counts of prohibited acts under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, 10 counts of forgery and 10 counts of theft by unlawful taking.

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