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March sentencing set for nurse accused of stealing medicine

February 26, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A March sentencing has been scheduled for a nurse accused of stealing medications from patients at a nursing home in Dubuque.

Dubuque County District Court records say 38-year-old Jenny Tjaden, of Bellevue, pleaded guilty to tampering with records and to unlawfully obtaining prescription drugs. The Telegraph Herald also reports that she pleaded guilty in a separate case to driving while intoxicated.

Her sentencing is set for March 7.

Court records say Tjaden was working as a nurse at Stonehill Franciscan Services in October when she stole prescription drugs from three patients.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com