IN COURT: Woman accused of thieving prescriptions from Oak Pointe
COLUMBIA CITY — A woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from the elderly had her first appearance in Whitley County Circuit Court Monday.Nicole L. Smith, 43, of Larwill, was arrested Sept. 24 and charged with three counts of burglary, one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and one count of possession of a legend drug. Smith pleaded not guilty and stated she would hire her own attorney.According to case reports, Smith was allegedly the perpetrator behind two thefts of prescription drugs from Oak Pointe Assisted Living.Witnesses identified Smith as the woman who went into the apartments of two different men in their 90s and stole prescription drugs from them.To read the rest of this story, see the October 5-6 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.