by DAVE O’BRIEN
An Aurora man has been indicted on 10 felony charges for allegedly faking and forging prescriptions for painkillers and trying to pass them off as legitimate at Portage County pharmacies.
Siegfried R. Boehm, 52, of Bartlett Road was indicted Nov. 14 by a Portage County grand jury on 10 counts of illegal processing of drug documents, all fifth-degree felonies.
Authorities allege Boehm passed fake prescriptions in Portage County three times between Nov. 26 and Dec. 30, 2011, and seven times between Jan. 16 and Aug. 24 of this year, according to his indictment.
Boehm pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman’s courtroom. He is free on a personal recognizance bond pending future court dates.
The case was investigated by Aurora police and Ohio Pharmacy Board investigators.
Cuyahoga County court records show Boehm was charged in, and pleaded guilty to, a bill of information charging him with one count of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a fourth-degree felony, in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Oct. 1.
He was ordered to enter an early intervention program for drug offenders, stay sober and obtain treatment.
That case stemmed from a Sept. 12 arrest by Solon police for trying to pass a fraudulent prescription at a Giant Eagle pharmacy in that city, according to media reports.
Phone: 330-541-9400 ext. 4157