Accused Thief Faces New Charges

A Horsham woman accused of stealing from residents of the Heritage Towers Retirement Community in Doylestown faces new charges.

28-year-old Melissa Hardill is charged with fraud for allegedly trying to obtain the anti-anxiety drug Xanax with a phony prescription.  She was arrested after trying to fill it by phone at a Doylestown Rite Aid, using the name of a doctor who the pharmacist knew was retired.  Her 30-year-old husband Keith is also charged.  Both say they have drug problems, and they plan to seek treatment.  In the Heritage Towers case, Melissa Hardill is accused of stealing about 34-thousand dollars worth of cash and jewelry from apartments between June of last year and July of this year.  She had been working there as a health care aide.