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W.Va. paramedic accused of stealing from patient turns self in

Hidden camera's video footage aids in arrest

By Edward Marshall
The Journal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority paramedic accused of stealing prescription painkillers from patients who included a blind woman and a Hedgesville man who was suffering a heart attack turned herself in Tuesday after authorities obtained warrants for her arrest.

Tracey Jo Wise, 34, of Berkeley Springs, was arraigned on two felony counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and later was released after posting bail.

At one point during the investigation, she was caught on video removing a fake bottle of OxyContin from a county ambulance after a hidden camera was installed inside, according to court records.

Full story: Statement indicated Wise had twice stolen prescription medications from patients

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Rose L'Heureux-Tanner Rose L'Heureux-Tanner Friday, November 08, 2013 5:49:47 AM I recently had this happen to me. I was taken advantage of while I was vulnerable and helpless. The paramedic took a bottle of Norco's that had 115 pills inside and I am waiting to find out the name of the paramedic so I can file an official police report.

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