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Technician accused of stealing pills

Pittsford, NY - A woman is accused of stealing drugs from patients at Heather Heights Assisted Living and Memory Facility in the Town of Pittsford.

Debroah Cleveland, a former medication technician is facing 17 charges for allegedly stealing 650 narcotic pills for personal use from eight  patients ranging in age from 66 to 98 years old.  

"Families entrust nursing facilities with providing proper care to their loved ones, including administering appropriate medications, and our office will hold individuals accountable when they violate that trust," said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. 

Cleveland allegedly swapped the pills with similar looking non-narcotics.

Cleveland was arraigned Thursday night and the case has been adjourned until August 21st.

 
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