DuBois, PA – A DuBois pharmacy technician is being charged for stealing drugs from her workplace.
28-year-old Kaitlyn Petrick is accused of taking Oxycodone pills from the pharmacy at Penn Highlands DuBois nine times during January, February, and March.
Petrick allegedly would receive the drug order for the pharmacy, record a lower amount of Oxycodone than the pharmacy was supposed to have, then take the extra pills for herself. When police investigated, 2,100 pills were missing.
The office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General initiated the investigation as part of the ongoing battle against the opioid epidemic.
Petrick is facing nine counts each of felony acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, misdemeanor intentional possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor procuring drug by fraud.
Petrick was drug tested in March and reportedly tested positive for Oxycodone, amphetamines, opiates, methadone, cocaine, and marijuana.
Police say she admitted to selling some of the stolen pills for $10 a tablet to someone in Reynoldsville.
Her preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 20.