Cassie Woods, 28, of Butler, waived to court charges of possession of a controlled substance (11 counts), tampering with records (14 counts), forgery (two counts), theft by unlawful taking (11 counts) and theft by deception (11 counts) .
Here is more about Woods upon her arrest, click the links to be taken to the past articles.
A former nurse at the Saxony Health Center has been charged with forging medical records and stealing narcotic painkillers intended for patients.
Cassie Jo Woods, 27, of Jefferson Township admitted taking the pills to cope with issues in her life and to being occasionally high at work. Saxonburg Police this week charged Woods by summons with a list of misdemeanor charges for theft by unlawful taking, forgery, tampering with records or identification, theft by deception and possession of a controlled substance.
A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 10 at the office of District Judge Sue Haggerty in Saxonburg.
Woods, a licensed practical nurse, worked for about two years at Saxony Health Center. Woods resigned on Nov. 14th, when health center officials notified police that they suspected her of diverting medication she documented as having been given to patients,
Specifically, according to court documents, she is accused of signing out several oxycodone pills on Nov. 13 that were intended for four patients.
Sources are now telling Butler News that Woods was about to be fired from Summit Academy. Sources are telling Butler News that when Woods was working at Summit she would often come into work “high” and unable to function.
Summit then back tracked and found that Adderell tablets were missing, over 40. Woods said that they might have misplaced. Woods then went on to abruptly quit Summit before an internal investigation could be completed. At the time Summit did not have enough evidence to turn the missing adderall over to State Police.
Also complaints were made at Summit by students to a counselors that a 14 year old was bragging that he had “intercourse” with Woods on several occasions. Woods quit before she could be questioned by the appropriate persons involved in the case. A counselor working at Summit tells Butler News that Woods was “having intercourse with the student, but the student would not talk” Also it was added that “we can not comment on any-kind of possible criminal investigation”
Butler News took the time today to email the State Board of Nursing, national Council of State Boards of Nursing and the – Pennsylvania Department of Health asking why Woods is not subject to immediate licence suspension due to the nature of these charges and her arrest last week. Butler News will follow up Monday via phone call to find out why her licence has not been suspended since she is charged after stealing Narcotics.