Worker allegedly stole painkillers from patient
A Hempfield woman is accused by police of stealing pain medication from a patient while she was working at a Penn Township care facility.
Sheila Wright, 41, allegedly took 30 of the Vicodin pills she was to deliver to a patient in another building at William Penn Personal Care Center on Oct. 9, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Wright told police she placed the 30 pills in her bag “because she needed them for herself.”
Wright delivered the remaining pills to the patient and allegedly altered a tracking sheet to match the number of pills she actually provided to the patient.
Wright is charged with theft and receiving stolen property before Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler. A summons has been issued and a Dec. 10 preliminary hearing is scheduled.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- WCCC fraternity helps fallen Ligonier officer’s family
- Westmoreland County Common Pleas candidates differ on judicial retirement age
- Police, the Diamond top Ligonier Borough issues
- Mt. Pleasant board looks at refinancing
- Jeannette considers trash fee increases
- West Newton officials, code officer clear the air
- Greensburg grocer Charley esteemed for his charity work
- Ligonier Valley takes proactive financial steps amid state budget stalemate
- Greensburg council OKs purchase of firetruck
- 4 vie for 3 seats on Latrobe City Council
- State woos Kennametal with $1M in incentives to stay in Pa.