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Pharmacy Technician Sentenced for Stealing Medication

| January 16, 2014

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A former pharmacy technician at an Augusta veterans’ hospital has been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing medication while on the job. Rebecca Hamlin of Winslow was also ordered Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to pay a $4,000 fine. Authorities say the 61-year-old was working at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus last January when a co-worker spotted her putting an empty pharmacy bottle in her purse. A subsequent search found additional medication in a tote bag at Hamlin’s work station. The medication included acetaminophen, simvastatin, phrenilin, naproxen and a hydrocodone tablet. Her lawyer says Hamlin had no prior criminal record.

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