Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s KGAN detailed the arrest of a nursing home employee in a short news release:
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque County nursing home worker has been arrested, accused of stealing pain medications. Sunnycrest Manor employee Darla Fortmann was arrested Wednesday.
Online court records say she’s been charged with a misdemeanor count of prohibited acts with prescription drugs earlier this year. The Dubuque Telegraph-Herald reports that in an interview with police, Fortmann acknowledged taking about 250 pills.
The 39-year-old Fortmann is being held pending $5,000 bail. Online court records don’t list the name of her attorney.
This kind of behavior from a nursing home employee who is supposed to be looking out for your loved ones’ best interests is not acceptable.
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