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Woman accused of stealing pills at assisted living facility

November 16, 2018

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A woman is accused of stealing narcotic pain pills while working for a Council Bluffs assisted living facility.

The Daily Nonpareil reports that 31-year-old Mandi Newsom has pleaded not guilty to theft and drug charges. Her trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 15.

Newsom is accused of stealing nearly 1,900 oxycodone and hydrocodone pills from January 2017 to August 2017.

Authorities say Newsom ordered an unusual number of pills from a pharmacy and made false records of their receipt while working at Bethany Heights Assisted Living. Authorities also allege she stole pills from a patient’s locked room.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com

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