Assisted Living Facility Employee Admits to Stealing Pain Medication from Elderly Resident

A medical technician at an Assisted Living was charged last week after she reportedly admitted to stealing prescription medication intended for a 92-year-old resident. The med-tech is accused of signing for about 16 hydrocodone pills in March and April, falsely logging them in the patient's records and keeping them for herself, according to Police.

The executive director of the facility told police she noticed "suspicious activity" by the employee on April 11 and questioned her. The employee admitted to taking the medication, according to the police report. The executive director reported the incident to the police and an arrest was made four days later.

The woman was charged with eight counts of possession of a controlled substance and 15 counts of violation of the Adult Protection Act, according to the county jail log. Her bond was set at $18,000. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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