Sheriff: Nurse's aide caught on camera stealing patient's pain pills

Sheriff: Nurse's aide caught on camera stealing patient's pain pills

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - Region 8 deputies arrested a nurse's aide after they say she was caught on camera stealing her patient's prescription medications.

Wanda Joyce Irby, 60, of Mountain Home is charged with fraudulent practices-controlled substances and theft of property.

Baxter County sheriff's deputies arrested Irby Tuesday after a man reported he caught her on camera stealing his mother's hydrocodone.

After his mother's medication came up missing several times, the man told investigators he installed a hidden closed-circuit camera in her home.

On Jan. 26, according to a news release from the sheriff's office, the camera recorded Irby taking hydrocodone pills from the victim's prescription bottle.

According to the man, when Irby left his mother's home that day the bottle was empty.

During a subsequent interview with an investigator, Irby reportedly admitted to stealing the woman's medication on at least two occasions.

Irby is currently free on $7,500 bond. She is scheduled to appear in circuit court on Thursday, Feb. 11.

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