Nurse accused of stealing pain medication
ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A registered nurse is behind bars in Anderson County, accused of stealing pain medication and medical records from patients at the nursing home.
According to the Anderson News, 39-year-old Polly Campbell of Frankfort was confronted by police November 22 after staff at the Heritage Hall nursing home conducted a medication count and found some missing.
“Heritage Hall called us,” Sgt. Chris Beach of the Lawrenceburg Police Department tells the Anderson News. “At shift change, some of the medications ended up not counting right and some medication count sheets that are part of patient records were missing,” he said. “They confronted her and then called us.”
Police tell the newspaper the medications were from four different patients and were allegedly found in Campbell’s purse and other belongings.
Police also say medical records from six patients were found in her belongings.
The incident has triggered a state investigation and an internal audit by Heritage Hall, according to the newspaper.
Campbell is charged with theft by unlawful taking of a controlled substance, theft of medical records and prescription not in proper container, according to her arrest report.
Anderson News also says Campbell’s name is noted in a Kentucky Board of Nursing newsletter found at the agency’s website as having her license cleared of disciplinary action last May but it did not include information about what that action was about.