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Crystal Lake woman accused of using false prescriptions to get drugs

Lizbeth A. Salazar, 26, of the 500 block of Somerset Lane, Crystal Lake
Lizbeth A. Salazar, 26, of the 500 block of Somerset Lane, Crystal Lake

JOHNSBURG – A Crystal Lake woman accused of using fake prescriptions to get four different medications, including painkillers, was released Wednesday from the McHenry County Jail.

Lizbeth A. Salazar, 26, of the 500 block of Somerset Lane, is charged with forgery, possession of prescription forms and obtaining a substance by fraud, according to charging documents.

The most serious charge, forgery, typically is punishable by three to five years in prison.

She is accused of using prescription forms with a Johnsburg doctor’s name on them from December 2016 through July and impersonating a Walgreens employee to call in refills, the charging documents show.

Johnsburg police were not available to comment on details, including where Salazar got the prescription forms.

In the eight-month period, Salazar used the false prescriptions to get painkillers and sedatives, charging documents show.

Salazar’s bond was set at $20,000.

She posted bail Wednesday afternoon and was released from the McHenry County Jail, according to the sheriff’s booking log.

Salazar is due in court Dec. 14.

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