Ex-Kettering Medical Center nurse accused of stealing pain medication from patients


A former nurse at Kettering Medical Center, accused of stealing pain medication from patients, was indicted Monday on criminal charges. 

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A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Samantha Moyer, 29, of Vandalia on five counts of theft of drugs and two counts of tampering with drugs, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. 

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy investigation alleges that Moyer stole syringes filled with pain medication over a period of months at the Kettering hospital, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. stated in a media release. 

“(She) would then remove the pain medication from the syringes and replace it with saline. She would then keep the pain medication for her own use,” Heck said. 

Moyer is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 18. 

“Patients must be able to trust medical professionals, and especially nurses, to administer drugs as prescribed,” Heck stated. “(Moyer) deprived patients of their pain medication, which caused them to suffer needlessly.”

Moyer is no longer employed by Kettering Health Network, Elizabeth Long, manager of media and public relations, stated in an email.

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