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Nurse accused of scamming nursing home out of painkillers

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A Council Bluffs woman has been accused of scamming a nursing home out of more than 9,700 painkiller pills while working there.

Court records say 50-year-old Laurine Wilhite is charged with theft, tampering with records and two counts of dependent adult abuse. Wilhite's attorney didn't immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press. Wilhite's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 9.

Authorities say Wilhite ordered medications for residents of Bethany Lutheran Home while working there as a nurse and then stole the drugs. A Bethany official told The Daily Nonpareil that Wilhite no longer works there.

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