A nurse who stole clients' narcotics from an assisted-living facility in northeast Minneapolis and sold them to get money for a down payment on a second house has been fired and criminally charged, according to a report made public by the Minnesota Office of Health Facility Complaints on Friday.
The nurse, employed by Edina-based Volunteers of America of Minnesota, admitted to police that he took about 440 Percocet tablets from three clients and sold them at a bar for $10 each, the report said.
In one victim's case, the nurse refilled a Percocet bottle with Tylenol. A coworker noted that the patient complained that her medications were not managing her pain.
The state determined the man, not his employer, was responsible for the thefts.