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Employee of Cedarburg assisted living facility accused of stealing pills

CEDARBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) – A former employee of an assisted living facility in Cedarburg is accused of stealing more than 900 prescription pills.

The woman was fired shortly after the assisted living facility she worked for in Cedarburg was tipped off.

Police say they started investigating on February 12 after a local pharmacy called about an employee at Lasata Assisted Living Facility trying to refill a resident’s hydrocodone prescription.

The pharmacy says the prescription had been filled two days earlier. Police later discovered the woman may have stolen more than 900 pills of oxycodone, morphine, and alprazolam since May of 2017.

Police can’t say much because the case is still open but they did mention that crimes related to opiates have gone up.

"People might do things from theft to forget to fraud just to get their hands on more 'scrips. Then they'll move on to illegal drugs like heroin,” said Cedarburg Police Detective Ryan Fitting.

The woman has not been arrested. Lasata Assisted Living says they can’t comment because police are still investigating.

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