Council Bluffs Nurse Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining Narcotics

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Jadelyn Marie Maher, age 39, of Council Bluffs, was sentenced yesterday in federal court to six months in prison for Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Deception and Subterfuge. Her term of imprisonment will be followed by one year of supervised release. Maher was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. According to court documents, Maher pleaded guilty to the charge on November 4, 2021.

Maher was employed as a registered nurse at facilities where she falsified health care records and narcotics log sheets when she checked out narcotics/opioids for patients. Maher took the Hydrocodone and Oxycodone pills for her own use. Maher’s nursing license was forfeited by the Court.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Iowa Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated the case. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Iowa.