Registered nurse gets 6 months for stealing drugs from ER, falsifying evidence

Posted April 17, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A York County nurse will spend the next six months in prison after he was sentenced on multiple charges of falsifying private records and stealing drugs, according to officials.

Michael Worrick-Soule had pleaded guilty to the charges in January and was sentenced on March 26 to two years behind bars with all but six months suspended on two counts of stealing drugs, according to a statement from Attorney General Janet Mills.

The charges stem from a series of thefts of prescription drugs from York Hospital, where Worrick-Soule was a registered nurse, in 2011 and 2012. He had been stealing the drugs from the hospital’s emergency room.

Worrick-Soule also received a concurrent two-year jail sentence, all suspended, on the remaining steal drugs charges and other concurrent sentences of six months, all suspended, on the three falsifying public records charges, Mills said.

Worrick-Soule will also serve four years of probation and was also ordered to pay $4,000 in fines and $8,318 in restitution, Mills said.

Worrick-Soule’s probation prohibits him from accepting any form of employment that would give him access to controlled substances. His nursing license is suspended.

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