WNCN reported that Natalia Mikhailovna Roberts has been accused of stealing medication. Warrants state Roberts worked as a nurse for Lake Emory Post Acute Care in Inman. Lake Emory is owned and operated by the national for profit chain Fundamental Long Term Care.
Authorities say there were 78 doses of Oxycodone for a patient when there should have been 96 doses. Warrants state Roberts “intentionally…omitted information” required for records keeping.
Records showed another patient was missing 124 doses of Hydrocodone on June 17, another arrest warrant states.
Roberts is charged with theft of a controlled substance and two counts of violating drug distribution laws by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. A temporary order of suspension has been issued for Roberts by the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
It is unclear if she was using the pills or selling them to make money. The investigation into why the facility failed to notice the missing opiods is ongoing.