Iowa nurse who took painkillers from patients gets 4 years

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A nurse has been given four years in prison for fraudulently obtaining painkillers from her patients in eastern Iowa.

Katie Boll, from Manchester, Iowa, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

She’d pleaded guilty to tampering with a consumer product resulting in injury and acquiring the painkiller oxycodone by deception.

Federal prosecutors dropped 12 other counts in exchange.

She also was ordered to forfeit her nursing license.

Authorities said Boll was a nurse for the Good Neighbor Society in Manchester when she schemed to acquire hydrocodone, morphine and other painkillers from at least 14 patients in her care.  

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