Galeton Woman Charged with Taking and Selling Man’s Prescriptions

GALETON – A Galeton woman was arrested on charges she took an elderly man’s prescriptions over the course of a year and sold them for profit.

Yolanda Marie Dusik, age 57, of Galeton, allegedly filled percocet prescriptions in the name of 72-year-old Edward Balch, which she later sold.

Dusik, who resides with Balch, is also accused of taking a Valium prescription belonging to him.

Police say Dusik has been taking the man’s medication and selling it over the course of year, between Jan. 2010 – Jan. 2011.

The total value of the medications was placed at $4,479.29.

Dusik was arraigned in front of District Judge Barbara Easton on charges of felony theft, felony drug distribution and possession of a controlled substance.

She was committed to the Tioga County jail after failing to post $1,000 bail.


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