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Nursing assistant allegedly stole medication from patient, 96

Amanda Peloquin Auburn Police

Auburn police say they arrested a certified nursing assistant Friday for allegedly stealing pain medication from a 96-year-old patient at the Brookdale Eddy Pond East senior living facility in Auburn.

Amanda Peloquin, 46, was arrested at her Oxford home April 1 and charged with larceny of drugs and larceny from a building.

Police said the patient’s son first reported Peloquin on March 1 after he noticed his mother’s pain medication had been replaced with aspirin. Peloquin has worked at the facility for over six years and police suspect the thefts may have begun as early as 2014.

Peloquin is expected to appear in Worcester District Court Monday, April 4.


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