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Ex-worker at Iowa hospital accused of taking drugs

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- A woman who served as an occupational therapist for a Dubuque hospital has been ordered to appear before a state board over allegations she stole prescription drugs from patients' homes.

The Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy charged 30-year-old Alesha Hansen with unlawfully acquiring a controlled substance and unethical conduct.

Hansen is accused of stealing drugs from two patients during home visits between June 2008 and October 2009, at which time she worked at Mercy Hospital.

Hansen is scheduled to appear before the board on March 18 in Des Moines.

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