AUBURN, MA (April 3, 2016): On Friday April 1, 2016 Auburn Police Department Detectives arrested Amanda Peloquin, 46, at her home in Oxford, MA on an arrest warrant charging her with two (2) counts each of Larceny of Drugs and Larceny From a Building.
The arrest warrant was issued after an investigation was conducted into the theft of pain medications prescribed for a ninety-six (96) year old woman who was a resident at the Brookdale Eddy Pond East Senior Living facility located at 667 Washington Street.
The victim’s son reported that his mother was missing pain medications on March 1; after the son discovered that the pain pills had been replaced with a similar looking pill that was later determined to be common aspirin.
Peloquin had been working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at the facility for over six years prior to her arrest and it is believed that the medication thefts may go back two years to early 2014.
Peloquin will be arraigned in Worcester District Court on Monday April 4, 2016.
This case highlights the pervasiveness of the continuing opioid abuse problem currently facing our society and the importance of remaining constantly watchful and involved over the care of our elder family members.