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Woman arrested for theft of drugs

Friday, April 30, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore woman was formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court on Thursday for allegedly stealing a box full of prescription drugs from her place of employment.

Kimberly S. Hanks, 30, faces a charge of Class D felony theft. According to court documents, the alleged theft occurred on Monday. A report was made Tuesday.

Hanks had been employed as a certified nursing assistant at Summerfield Health Care in Cloverdale.

A narrative on the case said Licensed Practical Nurse Kristie McCoy, who worked with Hanks at Summerfield, told police she had given Hanks the keys to the narcotics room so Hanks could get cigarettes for a resident.

Then on Tuesday morning, "McCoy was informed by her supervisor that Hanks had taken the narcotics box home and was bringing them back," court documents said. "Hanks had called her supervisor and informed her that she had the narcotics box and didn't know how it had gotten into her vehicle."

In her statement, McCoy said Hanks had said she didn't know how the drugs got in her car, and that she didn't "want to go to jail."

In her statement, Hanks admitted to going into the narcotics room twice on Monday -- once for a cup of pudding and once for the cigarettes.

"After I left work, before I pulled in my driveway, I turned around to get my stuff out of the back seat and found the med box," Hanks said in her statement. "I have no clue how it got into my car."

Hanks' husband Alfred said he saw his wife bring the box into the house, and that he "saw that it was vials of something." He discovered the box contained insulin and lorazepam.

Lorazepam is schedule IV narcotic drug used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures and sedation of hospitalized and aggressive patients.

Alfred Hanks told police he threw two bottles of lorazepam in the toilet. Hanks backed up her husband's story that he flushed two vials of the drug.

"(Kim Hanks) called her boss and her boss said to bring (the drugs) back to work, so I drove her to Cloverdale to her work to tell what I knew and to be there for my wife, and we waited for the officer and her bosses," Alfred Hanks' statement said.

Hanks was taken into custody on Tuesday. She told police she would be willing to take a drug test, and she was taken to Putnam County Hospital for a screening. Results on the test have not yet been returned.

In court Thursday, Hanks admitted she has had issues with controlled substance abuse. She said her drug of choice had been Vicodin, and that she had just completed a drug treatment program in December.

Judge Matthew Headley set Hanks' bond at $5,000 with 10 percent allowed. The 10 percent was posted and Hanks was released from jail just after 11 a.m. on Thursday, a jail representative said.

Headley assigned public defender Sidney Tongret to Hanks' case. A pretrial conference is set for June 3.

Hanks has no other criminal history.

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So addicted, so desperate, so sad.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 5:41 AM

Sounds Like someone there did not like her, and set her up. Expecially if the drug screen comes back clean. But if she is that innocient why flush the meds down the toilet..split decision on this one.Must be more to it than has been said

-- Posted by Oh My Goodness on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 6:32 AM

Flushed them down the toilet! She didn't know how they got there! Doesn't make sense. She was too quick to suggest she taking a drug test. I think that drugs like these get out of your system in 3 days but what to say she wasn't selling them. Of course the husband is going to help the wife.

-- Posted by Innocent on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 8:16 AM

Most drug abusers/sellers always say they get rid of their drugs by flushing them down the toilet. Usually, they either take them or sell them. Not sure which it is in the case. And just because Vicodin was her drug of choice, doesn't mean she wouldn't take a few Lorazepam. Most drug addicts are not too picky!

-- Posted by nikkilpn on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 8:36 AM

WOW, does she really think anyone believes she doesn't know how the drugs got in her car. Don't these places have camera's? And it doesn't say if she got fired from her job? Or is that just a given. What about her state board lisence for CNA? Still alot of unanswered questions, the banner reporter could have written a more indepth article.

Saying a prayer for her and her family, hopefully she will get the help she needs.

-- Posted by tjchopper on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 8:49 AM

Also, why would Summertrace keep their pudding, cigarettes and narcotics all locked up in the same place? That just doesn't make any sense.

-- Posted by nikkilpn on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 8:58 AM

milk chocolate pudding,marlboros,morphine and milky ways...all in alphabetic order,just like the company policy outlines... Just in case they want a safer plan,how about entrance into the narcotics room be by a key AND a second staff member at all times.

-- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 9:45 AM

The hillbillies of Putnam County seem restless this month. Maybe the upcoming Hill Billy Fest (Fair on the Square) will placate them for the summer.

-- Posted by headlettuce on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 10:15 AM

Why do people need to label everyone? If you don't like hillbillies then you need to get out of Greencastle, Putnam county and Indiana. You seem to know enough about the local events such as the Fair on the Square to be concerned about who goes there. Obviously, you where there. It takes one to know one!

-- Posted by chicken on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 1:54 PM

I happen to know these ppl very well and her husband did flush the stuff because he thought she was relapsing but he didnt know that it was all a big misunderstanding, at that time she didnt even know what was in the case, so therfore it makes her look guilty cause the pain meds were missing, everyone rdy to through her under the bus when she did to return the box to the owner, and it wasent pills it was liquid pain meds and she doesn't shoot up i know that for a 100% fact!!!

-- Posted by Tenpara3 on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 3:13 PM

To tempara3....a misunderstanding is buying tomatoes instead of tomato sauce at the grocery store.

This theft of an controlled substance, so don't try to convience someone, anyone who is not a drug user it was a misunderstanding, hahahhah ridiculous. I agree with Xgamer so addicted, so desperate, so sad. These people need to get a life and off the drugs.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 4:38 PM

Hmmmm, Are you serious? LOL, All I'm saying is the truth as I know it to be, What is really ridiculous is ppl that make assumptions about other ppl without knowing the facts or them on a personal level!!!

-- Posted by Tenpara3 on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 6:30 PM

How can you know for a fact she does not shoot up? Are you with her 24/7? Most people that do something like this to themselves don't broadcast it. If she doesn't shoot up then why did she have possession of a box of narcotics that were intended for old or sick people? I bet she was some kind of nurses aid with that mantality. Hard telling how many other peoples pills or drugs she has gotten her hands on before this. Her mug shot is a added touch though, so glad the paper could get that in.

-- Posted by jteihcgg on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 6:50 PM

Like I posted this morning and they removed it. She is known for this in her community, drug use that is. I am trying to say this politically correct as to not upset the power that be at the newspaper. Rumor has it she was pulled over by our local officer earlier this year for driving under the influence of a substance and he called her husband to come and get her, because they are buds. Like I said rumor, but this is a small town.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 7:35 PM

LPN gave her narcotic keys to the CNA ?

Cigarettes kept with the narcotics ?

What's Summerfield's policy on these ?

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 7:54 PM

A good friend of mine works there and heard that LPN witnessed CNA go in and come right back out with only cigarette but that the maintenance man had opened the narcotic room door with a screwdriver one night in front of arrested CNA when LPN had accidentally locked keys in narcotic room. Perhaps that's how she got in while the LPN was in a patients room?

-- Posted by ang_hnby on Fri, Apr 30, 2010, at 11:18 PM

I worked with Kim as a CNA and she always walked around in"outer space." Needless to say she didn't last long. As for her job, you can't work as a CNA with a felony on your record but she hasn't been convicted and the state will have to do an investigation before her certification is suspended. CNA's are trusted with keys but never the narcotic keys. I don't buy for a minute that she didn't know the box was in her car. Remember her stuff was in the back. She didn't see it when she put her stuff in there? Sad.

-- Posted by princessv on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 12:25 AM

princessv...I said something just like that yesterday morning and the banner deleted it, someone did not like my description of her just short of "slobbering on herself" probably and reported it. But I have seen her plenty of times in "outer space" and the above, driving around town, at the store or even at the elementary school. I think it is SAD.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 9:31 AM

Hey Chicken I didn't say I didn't like hillbillies. Most my friends and relatives are hillbillies. Kind of hard to avoid around here. Did you really mean to write " you where there". Maybe you should have gone to school longer than 7th grade!

-- Posted by headlettuce on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 10:09 AM

Our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers are paying good money for professional/medical care at Summerfield! What else is happening there?

-- Posted by cowgirl46135 on Sat, May 1, 2010, at 8:13 PM

Why did they hire the CNA in the first place? Now the LPN has to try to find another job when it was not her fault really. They should keep the cigarettes in a drawer at the nurses' station. That's what most places do. Are they that worried that the staff will steal the cigarettes? Or, worse yet, are they not paying close enough attention to the residents so they can get behind the nurses' station?

-- Posted by shmoopy on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 6:12 PM

Every LPN knows that there license is on the line if they give a CNA narc keys or let them in the narc room. That's why they shouldn't do it. If she messed up by trusting the wrong CNA, she will be lucky she is only looking for a new employer and not a new career.

-- Posted by princessv on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 11:46 PM

Someone from Fillmore charged with taking drugs, I don't believe it!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 5:40 PM

princessv just for your information since you seem to think it's ok to post comments when you don't know the details... At Summerfield the supply room key was kept on the same key ring. EVERY SINGLE nurse there has handed that set of keys to EVERY SINGLE CNA there to get into the supply room. Since then, the supply room key has been taken off. Educate yourself before you go chastising that LPN.

-- Posted by ang_hnby on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 9:10 PM

WOW, our local officer gave her a break. If it was who I think it was she must have not been to bad. At least she was taken off the road,and I doubt they are Buds. Maybe the officer will read this and not give anyone a break.

-- Posted by Reader2 on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 11:20 PM

For the record "dcsaiht" I am the officer that stopped her. She passed field sobriety, most importantly HGN if you know what this is. There was no Probable Cause for arrest so she was cited for driving left of center, Released to the custody of her husband with a stern lecture on how close she came to going to jail. And actually her husband asked me to take her to jail and like I said there was no probable cause for arrest. Driving w/intoxicated or under the influence is something that doesn't receive a "blind eye" I always try to be thorough and unbiased just ask around. Now everyone will know the rest of the story.

Thank You Darrel R. Bunten

-- Posted by Darrel_Bunten on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 8:04 AM

Like I said before, I know kim very very well, she is a recovering addict, if she was going through the risk of stealing drugs wouldnt she be going after pills, that is what she is in recovery from, this box of drugs was full of insulin with i little bit of liquid lorazopam, why would she take the whole box? why not just take the viles of the drug and put in her pocket, why take a big box that is hard to hide, doesnt make any since, she is not a fool, recovering addict yes, a fool NO!!!!! You ppl need to look at the facts before runnin your traps about things you dont know all the facts about

-- Posted by Tenpara3 on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 11:01 AM

Let the pearson who has never enjoyed a drink or a joint cast the first stone!!!!!! And the one who does cast that stone may you enjoy HELL for being a hypocrite and liar!!!

-- Posted by Tenpara3 on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 11:19 AM

well for starters everyone needs to shut up they dont know anything unless u where there.

-- Posted by wish-u-knew!!! on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 6:03 PM

if u wish to talk about kim and kristie an what went on that night then call them keep sommerfield out of it they had nothing to do with it u hire people in that u think wants to help people u dont think they r out there to take advantage of things......

-- Posted by wish-u-knew!!! on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 6:07 PM

an i tell u what is going on there really hard working people taking care of sick people. half of u couldnt do the work we do so dont hate cause we hace a heart an u have nothing else but a really bad mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by wish-u-knew!!! on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 6:09 PM

and yes it was the lpn fault as well u r to keep them keys in your pocket at all times not on the paper box who knows she might of did it !!!!!!

-- Posted by wish-u-knew!!! on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 6:10 PM

and its called a med room where everything is locked up at like i said u dont know the facts just alot of mouthy people

-- Posted by wish-u-knew!!! on Tue, May 4, 2010, at 6:12 PM

Sounds like a real set up cause they wanted to get rid of her.

-- Posted by bam on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 9:48 AM

Thanks Officer Bunten for enlightening folks. Way to stand up for yourself and put a few rumors to rest. No one ever does, or ever will know the whole story on these forums, but folks sure do like to think they do. And yes, I do read this daily. I have to get my Comedic entertainment somewhere.

-- Posted by purduegrad on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 10:27 AM

Doesn't anyone in this county know how to give their opinion using apprioate adult social behavior?

-- Posted by bam on Sat, May 8, 2010, at 12:06 PM

hmmm sounds to me like someone got spooked because they thought they were going to get caught and made up a quick story to me......whoever said someone needs to check on their family members has obviously never worked in a nursing home you dont need to check on them you need to visit them because you love them...plus cnas are at residents beck and call whatever they want they get......sometimes bad people put on a front and make ppl think that theyre wanting to help when they have a plan all along......

-- Posted by cloverdalelovingirl on Sat, May 8, 2010, at 5:31 PM

summerfeild is a non smoking facility with specified smoke times.....their cigarettes are locked up until its time to smoke...this also ensures that non of the residents cigs get stolen by other residents...its a safety procaution to protect the residents property.....also the cokes are the same thing to ensure that the residents property is safe.......

-- Posted by cloverdalelovingirl on Sat, May 8, 2010, at 5:34 PM

This is to "wish-u-knew" Well, first of all I wish YOU knew! You seem to know a lot about that place and what goes on there. By the way, you are a horrible speller and seem full of anger. Perhaps you work there because most that work there are very uneducated in general and NOT just about this situation. It's called an accident. Yes, the keys are to be in the LPN's pocket at all times. She made a mistake. I'm sure she did not deliberately leave them there ON PURPOSE. So, since you happen to know so much, how many times have YOU yourself had those keys in YOUR hands to get into the supply room? Don't go making accusations against one nurse when ALL of them are just as guilty for handing those keys to CNA's time and time again. Also, why don't you ask that maintenance guy how he let the LPN in the med room when she locked her keys in there AND who witnessed that!! Do you think HE should still be employed there as well?

-- Posted by ang_hnby on Fri, May 14, 2010, at 2:13 PM

This goes out to "Tenpara3" Speaking of "runnin your traps about things you don't know all the facts about" Why don't you take your own advice? It's not a "big box" It probably measures 2 inches high by 8 inches long, approximately. Very easy to steal and hide even in your clothing. BTW, if "tenpara3" means what I THINK it does, perhaps you need to get on some birth control, off government funding and get a job!

-- Posted by ang_hnby on Fri, May 14, 2010, at 2:20 PM

Ha! The victor is the LPN. She won her unemployment appeal I heard! Good for her!

-- Posted by ang_hnby on Mon, Oct 11, 2010, at 11:37 AM

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