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Former Nurse Accused Of Stealing Painkillers

DENVER (AP) — A former nurse has been accused of stealing painkillers from a VA hospital.

Sharon Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. The indictment says she stole Oxycodone.

Jones was a licensed practical nurse at the VA hospital.

U.S. Attorney John Walsh says taking pain medicine from patients in pain is criminal and unconscionable.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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