Center Moriches Nurse Arrested For Stealing Patient’s Pain Medication At Rehabilitation Center

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A Center Moriches woman was arrested late last month after authorities say she stole prescription medications from a patient she was in charge of while working at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton Village.

Jillian McLeod, 36, was arrested on April 24 and charged with falsifying business records, a felony, as well as seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

According to a criminal complaint provided by the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Ms. McLeod was serving as a licensed nurse at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation earlier this year when an unidentified patient was placed in her care. On December 31, the patient was prescribed 14 5-milligram tablets of Roxicodone, a brand name for the painkiller oxycodone.

Ms. McLeod is accused of taking the 14 pills and ingesting them herself. When confronted about the missing pills, Ms. McLeod falsely reported that she made an error preparing the narcotics log record, and later changed her story to say she had misplaced the drugs.

On January 2, according to the complaint filed by Special Investigator John Tarpey on April 23, Ms. McLeod admitted to investigators that she not only took the pills, but ingested them.

More information, including the name of Ms. McLeod’s attorney, was not immediately available.

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