A 34-year-old woman is facing a charge of filing a false police report after allegedly reporting a robbery in an attempt to obtain prescription medication, according to Old Orchard Beach police.

The police department was called to the area of St. John’s Street and Saco Avenue around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday for a reported robbery. The ensuing investigation revealed that the alleged victim, Nicole W. Gagnon of Old Orchard Beach, filed a false public report in an attempt to obtain prescription medications, according to police.

Gagnon was charged with false public alarm and report, a Class D misdemeanor. A Class D charge is punishable by up to one year in the county jail.