Cops: Rhinebeck woman forged painkiller prescription

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A Rhinebeck woman is due back in court Tuesday after allegedly forging a prescription for painkillers.

Odalis Verona, 50, had a valid prescription for 28 oxycodone pills, according to the Hyde Park Police Department. But cops say she added a digit, changing the prescription so it looked like the doctor had prescribed 128 pills.

When Verona brought the prescription to Molloy's Pharmacy on Albany Post Road in Hyde Park on Thursday afternoon, the pharmacist became suspicious and called Verona's doctor. The doctor confirmed he wrote the prescription for 28 pills, not 128.

Police charged Verona with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony. She was arraigned in Hyde Park Town Court and was sent to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond. She's due back in court on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

There were no telephone listings for Verona.

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