VA nurse charged with steal­ing opi­oids from hos­pi­tal

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PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — A nurse who worked at the Prov­i­dence VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter has been charged with steal­ing liq­uid opi­oids from the fa­cil­ity for his own per­sonal use and re­plac­ing them with sa­line. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say 34-year-old Jared Scott, of West War­wick, was re­leased on un­se­cured bond af­ter plead­ing not guilty Tues­day to tam­per­ing with con­sumer prod­ucts and ac­quir­ing a con­trolled sub­stance by de­cep­tion and sub­terfuge. Pros­e­cu­tors say through his job as a nurse, Scott had ac­cess to vials of liq­uid opi­oids for pa­tient use. Not all the pa­tients he al­legedly stole opi­oids from were his. They say he re­moved vials of the drug for his own per­sonal use and left be­hind vials filled with sa­line.

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