Mount Prospect woman pleads guilty to arson, other charges


A Mount Prospect woman who prosecutors say fraudulently filled a prescription at a pharmacy then returned several days later and started a fire pleaded guilty to arson, identity theft and forgery, court records show.

Nichole Gallup, 25, was sentenced to three years of mental health probation, which includes mental health treatment and monitoring by the court, probation officers and social service workers. She was also ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say Gallup added the drug Xanax to a prescription for an antibiotic used to treat skin infections and signed the name of her physician father. Gallup then filled the prescription before the patient attempted to fill it. The next day, Gallup returned to the pharmacy, threw a brick through the drive-through window and set the fire, prosecutors said.

An employee identified Gallup as the person who picked up the prescription, authorities said.

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