LF nurse sentenced to 30 days and five years probation

A 50-year-old Little Falls woman, charged with two felony counts of theft for allegedly taking pain medications from residents under her care at the Lutheran Care Center, was sentenced to 30 days house arrest with electronic monitoring and five years probation, on one of the charges.

Patricia Marie Workman worked as a nurse at the facility and between July 2012 and November 2012, stole pain medications from several residents, including Lorcet, Norco, MS Contin and Oxycodone.

Workman was also ordered to successfully complete treatment and aftercare. She pleaded guilty to one felony count, with a second count being dismissed.