Maplewood nurse charged with larceny after allegedly stealing patients' controlled medications

A Bridgeport resident was charged with larceny after the director of Maplewood in Darien notified police an employed nurse had allegedly admitted to stealing patients' prescribed controlled substances.

Stacey Thompson, 34, was charged with obtaining drugs and sixth degree larceny on June 14 after police allege she stole Tramadol 50mg pills from four residents of the facility. Tramadol is an opioid pain treatment which requires a prescription.

The facility had become aware of the thefts when notified that some of the resident’s blister-packs of medication had been tampered with and the Tramadol removed.

One of the residents in question refills their own prescription, and the facility had discovered unauthorized refill requests on her behalf. When confronted by Maplewood administration, police said Thompson admitted to the theft of the medication and gave Maplewood a written statement.

On June 3, 2019 officers spoke with Thompson. She informed Darien Police officers that she had begun stealing medication around January or February 2019. Thompson told police that she took the medication to deal with bodily pain she was experiencing. In regard to the unauthorized refill, she ordered 30 pills for the patient, and took 15 of them.

An arrest for the above charges was sought, and granted. On June 14, Thompson turned herself in. She was processed and released after posting a $1,000 bond. Thompson is due in court on June 25th, 2019.