Woman accused of stealing painkillers gets probation
Jul. 18, 2017
OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City woman accused of stealing painkillers from patients in Osage and St. Ansgar while working as nurse has been given probation.
A court document says 33-year-old Keri Martinez appeared for sentencing July 11 in Mitchell County District Court and was sentenced to three to five years of probation and granted a deferred judgment. She'd pleaded guilty to two counts of felony prohibited acts.
Under a deferred judgment, records of her convictions in the case will be expunged if she completes the terms of her probation.
Martinez is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 8 in Cerro Gordo County on one count of felony prohibited acts. She's accused of stealing a patient's painkiller in May 2015 while working as a nurse at a Mason City facility.