York Nurse Sentenced For Stealing Prescription Drugs From A Hospice Patient

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HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Dana Aldinger, age 55, of York, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to one year probation and a $525 fine by United States Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson for theft in connection with health care.  Aldinger also permanently surrendered her nursing license. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Aldinger, a former Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Administrator for a personal care home for senior citizens in York, stole and diverted controlled medications for personal use from nursing patients under her care. Aldinger diverted Oxycodone pills prescribed to a Medicare hospice patient on or about August 10, 2019. Aldinger also falsified medical records to conceal her diversion of the medications.

The case was investigated by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Harrisburg Field Office, and the Bureau of Narcotics Investigations (BNI) of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel S. Dalke prosecuted the case.

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