A former nurse has been sentenced after pleading responsible to stealing opioid drugs prescribed to a hospice affected person in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania introduced in a May 23 information launch.
Dana Aldinger, 55, completely gave up her nursing license in her plea deal after prosecutors mentioned she stole and diverted Oxycodone drugs.
A lawyer for Aldinger didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from McClatchy News.
The former nurse and administrator for a senior care facility in York diverted drugs from a Medicare hospice affected person throughout August 2019, the discharge mentioned.
Aldinger took at the least 15 Oxycodone drugs “for her own personal use,” in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller and has a “high potential for causing addiction” in some individuals.
Aldinger was sentenced to at least one yr of probation and a $525 nice for theft in connection to well being care, prosecutors mentioned.
York is about 26 miles south of Harrisburg.
This story was initially revealed May 23, 2022 7:08 PM.