Former SC EMT accused of drug theft

The EMT was fired and charged with safecracking and theft of a controlled substance


By Laura French

GREENWOOD, S.C. — A South Carolina EMT was fired and faces criminal charges after allegedly stealing medications from her agency’s drug storage.

Dakota Kay Ulmen was arrested and charged with safecracking and theft of a controlled substance on Wednesday morning, according to the Index-Journal. Officials say the theft occurred at Greenwood County EMS on Sunday and was discovered on Monday morning during a shift change.

Former EMT Dakota Kay Ulmen was arrested and fired after allegedly stealing medication from her agency's drug storage. (Photo/Greenwood County Detention Center)
Former EMT Dakota Kay Ulmen was arrested and fired after allegedly stealing medication from her agency's drug storage. (Photo/Greenwood County Detention Center)

Greenwood County Manager Toby Chappell said the agency’s system for preventing drug thefts alerted to the discrepancy. After her arrest, EMS Director Derek Oliver recommended terminating her employment, saying she “displayed a pattern of misconduct” and had previously admitted to taking a family member’s medication.

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