Nurse accused of scamming nursing home out of painkillers
Jul. 20, 2017
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs woman has been accused of scamming a nursing home out of more than 9,700 painkiller pills while working there.
Court records say 50-year-old Laurine Wilhite is charged with theft, tampering with records and two counts of dependent adult abuse. Wilhite's attorney didn't immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press. Wilhite's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 9.
Authorities say Wilhite ordered medications for residents of Bethany Lutheran Home while working there as a nurse and then stole the drugs. A Bethany official told The Daily Nonpareil (http://bit.ly/2tKo38R ) that Wilhite no longer works there.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com