Emilia D. Tehonica, 33, of 33 Madison St., West Carthage, faces nine felony counts of first-degree falsifying business records and 20 misdemeanor counts each of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.
The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Thursday in Jefferson County Court.
It is alleged that from April 11, 2011, to Oct. 26, Ms. Tehonica, a registered nurse, made false entries into the hospital’s automated medication dispensing system by entering an invalid reason for dispensing controlled substances in an attempt to conceal that she was stealing the drugs. It further is alleged that she dispensed more controlled substances from the system than called for in valid dispensing orders.
According to the indictment, she did so to obtain morphine, Percocet, Vicodin and Ativan IV, all pain medications.
The grand jury also determined that there was not evidence to indict Joseph D. Margrey, 32, of 120 S. School St., Carthage, on any felonies, but did return a prosecutor’s information charging him with eight misdemeanor counts each of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.
No further information was contained in the prosecutor’s information, but Mr. Margrey, a licensed practical nurse, was charged along with Ms. Tehonica in November with stealing medications following a joint investigation by state police and the state’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, Department of Health.
In a second indictment handed up Thursday, Daniel B. Olley, 46, whose last known address was 4679 County Route 289, Ellisburg, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse. It is alleged that on July 14 in the town of Ellisburg, he had sexual contact with a 28-year-old woman who was unable to give her consent to the contact because she was physically helpless at the time
Source:watertown daily times