Ravenna An Aurora man who forged prescriptions for the painkiller Vicodin and passed them off as legitimate at Northeast Ohio pharmacies over a period of almost a year because of an addiction to pain medication has pleaded guilty to eight felony charges and may receive court-ordered drug treatment as a result.

Siegfried R. Boehm, 52, of Bartlett Road pleaded guilty March 4 to five counts of illegal processing of drug documents, two counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug and one count of identity fraud, all fifth-degree felonies, in Portage County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Laurie Pittman accepted the plea and ordered Boehm to report to the Portage County Adult Probation Department within 30 days to be interviewed for drug treatment in lieu of a felony conviction. If accepted for drug rehabilitation, Boehm could have his plea, and therefore his felony conviction, erased from his record after undergoing treatment for one year.