Nursing Home LPN Confesses To Stealing Narcotics From Nursing Home

A former nursing home employee and LPN has been sentenced to 90 days to one year in jail, plus two years of probation for stealing narcotics that were to be destroyed. The nurse also has to recover costs of more than $1,900. She stole more than 80 hydrocodone/acetaminophen tablets.

The nursing home employee was ordered by a doctor to dispose of the medicine, as a patient at the home was discontinued from the drugs. She told the doctor she put them in coffee grounds to eliminate them, per company policy. However, she failed to have the event witnessed. The administrator check the coffee grounds to find no narcotic substances in them. The nurse then admitted in an interview she had stolen the drugs. 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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