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Woman allegedly steals meds from assisted living home

Woman allegedly steals meds from assisted living home

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WATERFORD — A 27-year-old Waterford woman has been charged with misdemeanor theft after allegedly stealing medication that had been collected for destruction at an assisted-living home.

If convicted, Brittany Ann Alexandria Palechek of the 500 block of Fox Mead Drive, could face up to nine months behind bars and as much as $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

After an Oct. 3 medication collection and destruction at an elder care facility in Tichigan, employees began an internal investigation of Palechek.

About three days after the medication collection, Palechek allegedly texted another employee to offer some of the medication she took.

Palechek initially denied taking any medication, but later allegedly admitted to taking two pills during the medication destruction.

Palechek was previously convicted of misdemeanor theft in 2011 and 2015.

A signature bond of $1,000 was set in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday, with the stipulation that Palechek not possess or consume any controlled substances.

A status conference in this case is set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Racine County Courthouse, 730 Wisconsin Ave.

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Caitlin Sievers covers education in Racine County with a primary focus on Racine Unified School District. Before moving to the Racine area she worked at small papers in Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska.

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