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Nurse from Columbia City Arrested on Multiple Felony Charges

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind.(WOWO): A Columbia City woman is arrested and accused of stealing from her employer, Parkview Whitley Hospital. Indiana State Police arrested 40-year-old Britte E. Smith, a nurse, Thursday, after a two-month long investigation prompted by allegations of misconduct and theft by Parkview. Police say an investigation revealed that numerous times between November 2013 and March 2014, Smith allegedly accessed the hospital's Pyxis Machine, used to dispense or deliver drugs or controlled substances. Police say it's alleged that she accessed the machine for Hydromorphone HCL “for purposes other than patient care.” She faces the following charges:

 • Interference with Medical Services, Class C Felony
• Theft, Class D Felony
• Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Class D Felony

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