Update: Woman Wanted On Warrant Arrives at Court

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A Pottstown woman for whom an arrest warrant had been obtained by Lower Pottsgrove police, regarding an alleged retail theft and other charges brought in April, turned herself in Sept. 16 (2020; Wednesday) to the local magisterial district justice’s office, the police department said in a follow-up on its CrimeWatch website.

The woman, Anna Maria Confino, appeared before Justice Edward Kropp Sr. and received a Nov. 5 date for a preliminary hearing, according to court records. She was released on an unsecured bail of $5,000, the records show.

The Post on Aug. 27 published an article about the warrant issued in this case. It appears below.

Police Obtain Warrant in Alleged Prescription Theft

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A warrant has been obtained by the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department for the arrest of a 24-year-old Pottstown woman who faces five charges in what officers claim was the theft of a prescription medication at a local drug store, according to the department’s CrimeWatch website and court records.

Being sought is Anna Maria Confino, who police allege admitted during April (2020) “to taking the filled prescription,” valued at $196, from one of the two CVS Pharmacy stores located in the township. The report did not specify whether the East High Street or North Charlotte Street location was involved.

She had been scheduled for an April 20 preliminary hearing in the Pottstown courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr. Kropp subsequently also issued the warrant.

Confino, who police reported was a store employee, is charged with retail theft, theft by unlawful taking, possession of a controlled substance, acquiring or obtaining a controlled substance through misrepresentation, and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone who knows the subject’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department at 610-326-1508, or anonymously submit a tip to its CrimeWatch website, here.

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