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Austin Nurse Accused of Stealing Prescription Drugs from Patient

Lyna Tschann Photo: Mower County Jail. Lyna Tschann

February 05, 2018 04:49 PM

(ABC 6 News) - An Austin nurse is facing several charges after allegedly stealing prescription drugs from her client.

According to court documents, on January 31st an at-home hospice patient reported video surveillance of 38-year-old Lyna Tschann stealing prescription medications to police.

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The documents said Tschann could be seen taking pills out of the victim's medication bottles and putting them into her pants pockets.

On January 31 a police detective located Tschann's vehicle in northwest Austin and arrested her.

During a search of the vehicle an unidentified blue pill was found; a search of her house turned up more pills including hydrocodone and morphine pills, a wrapper for a fentanyl patch, two empty bottles of liquid morphine and syringes.

Tschann admitted to taking 4 morphine pills from the victim and to using the fentanyl patch.  She also told officers she did not have prescriptions for any of the medications.

During her initial court appearance on Friday, she pleaded not guilty to one charge of felony theft of a controlled substance and two charges of felony 5th-degree possession of drugs.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 4.


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