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Hanks gets probation for drug theft

Saturday, August 21, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore woman who stole prescription drugs from the nursing facility where she was employed has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Kimberly S. Hanks, 30, pled guilty to and was convicted of one count of Class D felony theft.

"There was no plea offered by our office," said Putnam County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Justin Long. "She admitted to everything and it was just a straight-up sentencing."

Long said the fact that Hanks has no prior criminal history likely played a role in her not being sentenced to any jail time. She could have received up to three years.

Hanks was arrested on April 28 for a theft court records said happened two days earlier.

She was employed by Summerfield Health Care in Cloverdale as a certified nursing assistant, and according to an affidavit of probable cause, called her supervisor on April 27 to say a box of narcotics had appeared in the back seat of her car and that she had no idea how they had gotten there.

When interviewed by police, Hanks reiterated that she had "no clue how (the box of drugs) 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.

Hanks admitted at her initial hearing that she had past issues with substance abuse, and that the narcotic painkiller Vicodin had been her drug of choice. She said she had completed a drug treatment program in December.

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 were not made public.

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sad that people reach a point in life so low, i hope god can help her, and all the others out there like her,

-- Posted by undercoverbrother on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 9:34 AM

why so easy on her to do it again..... Way to go!

-- Posted by Innocent on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 12:22 PM

I knew this girl as a child. She will do the right things in her future, thatI am sure of. She has children of her own to think of and will realize that she must set a good example. Anyone

of us can become addicted to many things in our life. Everyone in this world is guilty of something.

Good luck Kim, I have faith that you will do the right thing. You already have by admitting that you where guilty.

Your mother is a good women. Trust in her to help see you through.

-- Posted by chicken on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 1:42 PM

I think her mom will help her. She has an older brother that is really wild and sits in jail now. Her other brother is a good man and i also know he would help her to. They are good people, everyones not perfect, lets not judge her for this, lets tell her good job for telling the truth. Maybe if she hears someone say i hope the best for you kim, instead of insults, she would get help and feel better about her self instead of feeling hopless and ashamed. I know many people i can judge, but why do it, im not perfect.

-- Posted by stubbys on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 5:35 PM

Well, my wife lives at that nursing home and her care is in the hands of the people working there. I am not so worried about the theft as the irresponsibility of drug use being in that position. Who knows if she would steal drugs if she hadn't stolen from the residents? Or made poor decisions and misinterpreted problems. I am not concerned if she is personally a good person off of drugs or not. She wasn't off of them while she was in charge of my wife's health, safety, and well being. Let alone many others like my wife.

-- Posted by Pojoe on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 9:44 PM

the artical states all this happened in april 2010, but she went through drug treatment in december, apparently it didn't help.

-- Posted by indianaresident on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 8:00 AM

Tell her "good job." Are you kidding me? If it was you or your loved one in that nursing home needing a drug out of the EDK that she stole, you might not say good job. There was insulin in that box. Have you ever seen an elderly person in emergency need for insulin? What a selfish idiot! I work with elderly everyday and have had to work with Kim. She came to work and people would ask what was wrong with her because she seemed high. She lost that job pretty quick. I hope the state took her certification because she is a threat to the elderly population! Nothing but a common thief!!!

-- Posted by princessv on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 1:34 AM

Well Princess, while you are sitting on your throne, be careful your crown doesn't slip down around your neck and choke you.

In other words be careful when critisizing others as you or a family member may do something wrong in the future.

-- Posted by chicken on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 11:59 AM

It is nice here on my throne... where I don't steal, especially from the elderly, and I don't abuse drugs!

Remember the facts little chicken, she already went through drug treatment and she admitted to theft.

As far as that goes I knew Kim when we were kids. I know her mother, brothers and sister. She had opportunities in life and chose drugs and theft. Like I said, a common thief!

-- Posted by princessv on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 2:39 PM

She was framed! No one in Fillmore breaks the law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights. on Wed, Mar 5, 2014, at 1:32 AM

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