Felony Charges: Nurse at Wayzata senior housing facility, Jennifer V. Fitting, 35, of Hopkins stole, used nearly 1,000 pills 

A licensed practical nurse downed nearly 1,000 doses of potent painkillers and other powerful prescription drugs that she stole over a several-month period from the Wayzata senior residential center where she worked, according to charges.

Jennifer V. Fitting, 35, of Hopkins, was charged last week in Hennepin County District Court with eight counts of felony theft in connection with 26 known instances of her stealing oxycodone, morphine, tramadol, lorazepam and other drugs while on duty at Meridian Manor residential community for seniors.

Prosecutors say the thefts stretched from June 2016 until mid-February, with 250 doses of the addictive painkiller oxycodone being stolen on Feb. 10 alone. An inventory taken two weeks later turned up the thefts.

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