S.C. woman arrested for impersonating nurse to obtain drugs

A Mount Pleasant, S.C., woman who posed as a nurse to steal prescription drugs, turned herself in to police Monday under charges of unlawful practice of medicine, according to a report from WBTW News 13.

With another person's Social Security number, name and nursing license, the 29-year-old Karen Stone was able to gain employment at the retirement community Somerby of Mount Pleasant, according to the report.

When staff at the retirement home found two bottles of Ritalin had been stolen, they reported it to authorities. The investigation led to Ms. Stone who has a history of similar behavior, according to the report.

According to a Somerby Mount Pleasant statement provided by the news report, the senior living community said it could not comment on an ongoing police investigation.

"Our senior living community takes very seriously our responsibility to our residents. It is our company policy to take all reasonable and necessary measures to protect their lives, their property and their safety," the statement read, according to the report.

Ms. Stone has been released on a $30,000 bond, according to the report.


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