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Marlborough woman sentenced in bogus prescription case
By Globe Staff
A 46-year-old Marlborough woman has been convicted of fraudulently obtaining prescriptions for stimulants and painkillers, prosecutors said.
Ellen Frangules pleaded guilty yesterday to charges that between 2004 and 2007, using bogus prescriptions, she obtained the medicines in Massachusetts and Connecticut under her name, the name of her ex-husband, and the names of her children.
She also used the name of a stranger and the name of her former attorney, stealing their identities, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Charles Hely yesterday sentenced her to serve two and a half years in jail, with 30 days to serve and the rest of the sentence suspended for five years. He also sentenced her to five years of probation during which she must undergo intensive supervision, including random drug testing and drug treatment.
Frangules was given credit for 30 days she has already spent in jail, so she is now beginning her probationary period, said attorney general's spokesman Harry Pierre.
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