Cleveland.com had an article about a nursing home nurse who is charged with stealing prescription painkillers from two nursing homes. Kassidy K. Scalia is charged with seven counts of illegally processing drug documents and four counts of theft. All 10 counts are fourth-degree felonies. Scalia is accused of stealing hydrocode while working at the National Church Residents home and oxcydone while she worked at Falls Village.
While working at National Church Residents in September, Scalia signed out the pills by saying they were for a patient. Nursing Board investigators found no evidence that she gave the pills to the patient. They also reported that a doctor had discontinued that patient’s hydrocodone prescription.
Scalia was working at Falls Village in January when investigators found that she forged a Controlled Substance Record to show that she removed two oxycodone’s for a patient. Scalia never gave the patient the drugs, court records. She also did not mark the removal of the drugs on another sheet, according to court records.
The Nursing Board investigation found that she took 28 pills on April 1 and only marked down that she took one. The next day, she removed the record nurses have to keep when they remove narcotics for patients. Nursing Board investigators also found that 10 other oxycodone pills went missing between January and March 2014.