Former nurse sentenced in painkiller theft from hospice patient
A Springettsbury Township woman will lose her nursing license after she admitted stealing painkillers from a hospice patient three years ago.
Dana Aldinger, 55, was sentenced to one year of probation Monday by a federal court judge in Harrisburg. She was also fined $525 and ordered to surrender her license as part of a plea agreement, the U.S. district attorney’s office said.
Aldinger pleaded guilty to a count of theft in connection with health care in December after waiving an indictment by a grand jury, court documents show.
The former licensed practical nurse was accused of stealing at least 15 Oxycodone pills from a patient receiving hospice care at a personal care home where she was an administrator in York County around August 2019. She also allegedly falsified medical records to conceal the theft, court records show.
The charging information in the case stated the value of the pills was less than $100.
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