A florida nurse has been busted stealing fentanyl that was prescribed to hospice patients. She was busted by hidden cameras the patients son had installed. She has been arrested and fired from her job.
- A licensed practical nurse in Florida was arrested for stealing old medication from her hospice patient after being caught on a Ring camera
- Tammy Konkol-Townsend of Lakeland, Florida allegedly took fentanyl and hydrocodone that should no longer have been used
- She was hired by Good Shepherd Hospice to provide in-home care to patient ISB, who had stage IV brain cancer
- Her son installed the Ring camera which caught her pocketing the medication
- Konkol-Townsend, 55, was arrested and charged with two counts of theft of a controlled substance
- She was fired and the Florida Department of Health has placed an emergency restriction order on her licenses as a licensed practical nurse and radiologic technician
A nurse in Florida has been arrested after a Ring camera installed in her hospice patient’s room to keep an eye on caregivers caught her stealing old pain medication.
Tammy Konkol-Townsend, 55, was arrested after she was filmed helping herself to her patient’s fentanyl and hydrocodone, both of which should no longer have been used.
Prosecutors charged the Lakeland resident with two counts of theft of a controlled substance.
She has been released after posting $4,000 bond.
On October 2, Good Shepherd Hospice assigned Konkol-Townsend to provide in-home care to patient ISB, who had stage IV brain cancer.
The patient’s son, JB, installed the Ring security camera in the room.
When her son first looked at the video after medication had been delivered at 3am, he said he didn’t realize there was anything wrong because he was foggy at that time of the morning.
But when he thought about it on October 4, he said he realized there was no reason for the delivery because the previous hospice worker had just ordered new medication.
JB said the video showed Konkol-Townsend raiding two boxes of old pills, counting them out in a pill bottle cap and then pocketing them.