A Bethel woman has been charged after police said she filed a false report about her medication.

Ericka Newkirk, 34, of Cawley Avenue was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

Newkirk was arrested Tuesday after trying to file a report regarding theft of her prescription medication, according to police.

"Investigation into the complaint led to Newkirk admitting that she was not being truthful and was attempting to file the report in order to obtain a refill and that she had consumed the medications," according to police.

She was released on a promise to appear Feb. 27 at Norwalk Superior Court in Norwalk.