- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon State Penitentiary nurse accused of stealing hundreds of prescription painkillers has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to surrender his nursing license.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/2hXgkyu ) that 44-year-old Jason Hofmann was sentenced after pleading no contest to two counts of tampering with drug records.

Oregon State Police had launched a monthslong investigation after prison staff noticed medication was missing in February 2014. Investigators determined Hofmann hadn’t properly logged medication and video surveillance showed him keeping pills in his hands, regularly taking things out of his pocket and putting them in his mouth.

Hofmann had told detectives he frequently ate candy while on duty and said he was taking painkillers for a shoulder injury.

Hofmann was also fired from a Salem hospital for falsifying hospital records.


Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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