An Olean woman is in custody after an investigation that resulted in several serious charges.
Amy L. Buchanan, 36, of Olean, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny and three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
According to a police report, it is believed that Buchanan stole approximately $36,176.50 from the Olean Family Health Center between December 2011 and January 2012 by unlawfully using the practice's credit/debit card for her own personal use, resulting in one of the two counts of third-degree grand larceny.
Also, it is alleged that Buchanan stole approximately $25,966.77 from Zia Sheikh from the end of November 2011 to the middle of March 2012 by unlawfully using his credit card for her own personal use, resulting in the second charge of third-degree grand larceny.
It is further believed that she possessed three known forged prescriptions that she used to defraud Rite Aid in Olean from Dec. 23, 2011, to Jan. 6, 2012.
Buchanan was taken into custody on July 11 at the City of Olean Court and released on her own recognizance on all her charges. She will appear back in court on July 25.