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A Lisbon woman was arrested Friday for two counts of second-degree criminal impersonation after she twice used another person’s name in an apparent scheme to obtain a prescription pain medicine from a pharmacy.

Amy L. Jones, 34, of 1160 County Route 28, was arrested by state police at Ogdensburg. She is set to answer the charges in Oswegatchie Town Court on Feb. 20.

Police said that Ms. Jones on Jan. 25 identified herself as a Heuvelton Health Center nurse in calling Walgreens, 723 Canton St., Ogdensburg, to fill a prescription for Tramadol for her mother, who has no such prescription. Ms. Jones, however, does have one on a monthly basis and her refill time was no yet valid when she made the call.

The Walgreens pharmacist told state police that she recognized Ms. Jones’s voice on the telephone.

She subsequently came to the pharmacy to see if the prescription was ready.

Also, according to state police, the health center is closed on Friday, which is the day troopers said Ms. Jones made the call to Walgreens.

On Tuesday, according to state police, Ms. Jones identified herself as a Walgreens pharmacy technician when she called the health center to say that the Jan. 25 request was a “computer glitch and human error and apologized for any inconvenience.”

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