Upstate woman charged with stealing medicine from patient, AG says

SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) — A Seneca nurse has been charged with stealing medication from a patient at a Greenville County rehabilitation center, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

We are told the nurse, Brianna Michelle Hunt, 28, worked at Poinsett Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Greenville. On March 21, a report reached the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office stating that Hunt had been charged with controlled substances and that Hunt had stolen prescribed oxycodone from a resident of the facility.

Attorney General Wilson said April 19 that Hunt was indicted by a Greenville County grand jury for theft of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

Stealing a controlled substance is a felony and, if convicted, could result in more than five years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000, officials said. Illegal possession of a controlled substance is a misdemeanor and, if convicted, carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000. Breach of trust with fraudulent intent (less than $2,000) is a misdemeanor and, if convicted, is punishable by up to thirty days in jail or a fine of up to $1,000.

Attorney General Wilson stressed that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until found guilty by a court.

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