FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2015
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG ANNOUNCES ARREST OF CULLMAN LPN
FOR THEFT OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a
former employee of a Cullman County nursing home for theft of controlled substances.
Keith Wade Brumbeloe, 48, of Remlap, turned himself in to the Cullman County
Sheriff’s Office and was later released on a $10,000 bond.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit presented evidence to a
Cullman County grand jury resulting in an indictment* on July 10 charging Brumbeloe
with second-degree theft of property. The charges allege that Brumbeloe, a licensed
practical nurse (LPN) at Woodland Village Rehabilitation and Health, stole
hydrocodone that had been prescribed to residents of the facility. The investigation was
initiated after another employee of the facility noticed discrepancies in the internal
narcotics logs and other missing paperwork. As an LPN, Brumbeloe was responsible
for the distribution and documentation of patient medication. A review of the facility’s
video system showed further evidence of the theft.
Theft of property in the second degree is a class C felony with a possible sentence
of a year and a day to ten years of incarceration in the Alabama Department of
Corrections. Because hydrocodone is a controlled substance, the theft is automatically
classified as in the second degree.
Attorney General Strange thanked the staff and administration of Woodland
Village Rehabilitation and Health for their vigilance in discovering and reporting the
theft, and commended his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the investigation of the
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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