LPN Steals and Uses Resident's Morphine

Foster's Daily Democrat reported that Nina Perez has been convicted and sentenced for stealing morphine that was supposed to go to an elderly nursing home patient.  Perez was a licensed practical nurse at The Edgewood Centre who pleaded guilty to one class B felony count of possession of a controlled drug and one misdemeanor count of abuse of facility patients.

Perez took a quantity of the controlled drug morphine that was prescribed for a resident and retained it for her own use. Perez received a sentence of twelve months followed by two years of probation. Six months of the sentence was suspended for two years upon the condition of good behavior. Perez also received a sentence of two to five years at the New Hampshire State Prison and a $350 fine. The term of incarceration was suspended for three years upon the condition of good behavior.  Perez's nursing license has been revoked and she has been added to a federal database of individuals who are excluded from working in health care facilities for five year.


 

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