Two Algona women charged with prescription forgery

2012-10-10T15:26:00Z 2012-10-10T15:49:22Z Two Algona women charged with prescription forgeryBy PEGGY SENZARINO Mason City Globe Gazette
October 10, 2012 3:26 pm  • 

MASON CITY — Two Algona women have been arrested by Mason City police on multiple charges related to an ongoing investigation into forged prescriptions.

Gina Splitt, 34, and Melissa Ricke, 33, both of Algona, were arrested Wednesday.

Splitt is facing four counts of prohibited acts for forged prescriptions, a Class C felony; four counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony; and two counts of insurance fraud, a Class D felony, according to a press release from the Mason City Police Department.

Ricke was charged with two Class C felony counts and one aggravated misdemeanor count of prohibited acts for forged prescriptions, two Class C felony counts and one aggravated misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance and two Class D felony counts of insurance fraud, according to the police department.

A conviction on a Class C felony carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Conviction of a Class D felony carries a maximum prison term of five years and a $7,500 fine.

The aggravated misdemeanor carries a sentence of two years in prison and a $6,250 fine.

 

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