New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
A nurse accused of stealing narcotics from Jameson Hospital’s maternity ward has waived her right to a preliminary hearing.
Charges against Toni Fortuna, 41, of 216 Sunset Drive have been held for court. She was charged following an investigation by New Castle police that spanned more than a year.
Police said Fortuna was taking narcotic painkillers Dilaudid and Fentanyl from a dispenser in the hospital’s maternity ward. Fortuna allegedly told police she had started taking the drugs from the hospital around March or April 2012.
She is charged with a felony count of illegal acquisition and is out of jail on a nonmonetary bond, pending proceedings in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Last week, a hospital spokeswoman declined to say whether Fortuna is still employed at the hospital.