Iowa nursing home worker accused of stealing drugs

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Dubuque County nursing home worker has been arrested, accused of stealing pain medications.

Sunnycrest Manor employee Darla Fortmann was arrested Wednesday. Online court records say she’s been charged with a misdemeanor count of prohibited acts with prescription drugs earlier this year.

The Dubuque Telegraph-Herald reports that in an interview with police, Fortmann acknowledged taking about 250 pills.

The 39-year-old Fortmann is being held pending $5,000 bail. Online court records don’t list the name of her attorney.