East Liverpool nurse jailed; accused of stealing painkillers from Boardman nursing home patients
An East Liverpool nurse accused of stealing pain killers from two residents of a Boardman nursing home has been booked into the Mahoning County jail.
Vanessa Schreffler, 45, was indicted recently on charges of theft of drugs, illegal processing of drug documents, and aggravated drug possession.
A report filed by Boardman Police in August, there was a discrepancy during a routine “pill count” at the end of a shift at Park Center on Market Street.
A supervisor found that four Oxycodone Pills and one Pregabalin pill were missing from a 69-year-old patient, and another Oxycodone pill was missing from a 60-old patent.
According to the police report, a drug test found the presence of THC, Opiates, and Oxycodone in the urine of a practical nurse provided to Park Center by a staffing service.
An official of the nursing home told police that the State Board of Pharmacology would be notified of the incident.
Schreffler was arrested on Thursday. She is scheduled for arraignment in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.