A Manchester nurse has been sentenced for drug theft and tampering.
The U.S. Department of Justice says 31-year old Katie Boll will serve four years in federal prison. Boll pleaded guilty last fall to one count of tampering with a consumer product and one count of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception and subterfuge.
In a plea agreement, Boll admitted she unlawfully acquired controlled substances – including hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, codeine and tramadol – from at least fourteen patients in her care at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester by acquiring the pills by misrepresentation, fraud, deception and subterfuge. Boll also admitted tampering with a consumer product by diluting liquid morphine with mouthwash so the morphine was less than two-percent of the strength listed on the bottle, putting a patient at risk.
Boll was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. In addition to her four year sentence, she was also ordered to make nearly six hundred dollars in restitution to the victims in her case, including Medicare, Medicaid and the individual victims for the cost of the stolen drugs. She was also ordered to forfeit her nursing license.
She is being held in U.S. Marshal’s custody until she can be transported to a federal prison.