FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — A nursing home worker has been accused of taking drug pain patches meant for use by patients at a nursing home in Hooper.

Racheal Newlon is charged with felony drug possession, abuse of a vulnerable adult and theft. Jail records say Newlon remained in custody on Monday. Newlon's attorney didn't immediately return a call from the Associated Press.

The Norfolk Daily News reports that prosecutors say Newlon took narcotic pain patches from three elderly residents of the home between Dec. 11 and Dec. 29. She was working at the home as a certified nursing assistant.

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