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Hanks to sentenced Aug. 19

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Kimberly Hanks
GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from her place of employment has pled guilty to a charge of Class D felony theft and will be sentenced Aug. 19.

Kimberly S. Hanks, 30, could be sentenced to up to three years in prison. She was arrested on April 28 for the theft, which court records said happened two days earlier.

According to an affidavit of probably cause, Hanks was employed at Summerfield Health Care in Cloverdale as a certified nursing assistant. On April 27, Hanks telephoned her supervisor at Summerfield and told her the box of narcotics had showed up in the back of her car and that she had no idea how they had ended up there. Hanks told her supervisor she would be bringing the box back to Summerfield.

When interviewed by police, Hanks said she had gone into the narcotics room twice the night before the box was found in her car -- once to get a cup of pudding and once to get a cigarette for a resident.

"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.

Court records said Alfred Hanks drove his wife back to Cloverdale to return the drugs.

When Hanks was arrested, she told police she would be willing to take a drug test, and she was taken to Putnam County Hospital for a screening. Results of that test have not been made public.

At her initial hearing, Hanks told the court she had 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 shortly after her initial hearing and Hanks was released from jail.


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No comment at this time. Will let the court decide what is best for this scum bag.

-- Posted by firefighter II on Sat, Jul 10, 2010, at 8:00 AM

Glad she owned up and admitted she still has a problem. There is still hope for this young women.

-- Posted by mad-mom on Sat, Jul 10, 2010, at 10:38 AM

where was the nurse who had to have keys. that stuff is suppose to be.the meds are also to be counted beginning and end of each shift.

-- Posted by pukee on Sat, Jul 10, 2010, at 6:21 PM

WOW HOW SAD IS THIS I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH THE GIRL I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THE CHILDERN I HOPE SHE DOES 3 YEARS IN PRISON AND ALL 3 YEARS!!!!

-- Posted by sassyas27 on Sun, Jul 11, 2010, at 12:53 PM

You are right, Benedick. It is an illness. However, theft is not. She is not being punished because she is addicted to pills, she is being punished because she stole from her place of employment.

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Tue, Jul 13, 2010, at 1:57 AM

That would be giving her a "get out of jail free card" and she would not be facing what she is now. Hopefully this will shed some light on her problem and she will do what is best for her. I am not saying she should be hung on the courthouse square, but I do think she should pay for what she has done.

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Wed, Jul 14, 2010, at 11:06 PM

If they give here a drug test she will fail. She was seen in Kroger last week all messed up, she IS still using. Some people never learn.....send her away. Her family would be better off.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Thu, Jul 15, 2010, at 11:34 AM

She is such a LOSER. I hope they lock her up and throw away the key, unfortunetly I know they'll just slap her wrist and she will continue in her old ways i.e. being a junkie. SAD

-- Posted by tjchopper on Fri, Jul 16, 2010, at 9:23 AM

Why did the Banner not report on the sentencing on this case when they announced the date for it? What happened Banner Graphic?

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Fri, Aug 20, 2010, at 10:05 AM


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