ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday the arrest and arraignment of Kristin Bolduc, who is a registered nurse.
Bolduc was charged with falsely documenting medical records of two patients at St. Peter’s Hospital in order to steal medications, which included narcotics.
On July 30, 2014, Bolduc was responsible for administering medications to hospital patients and is accused of falsely documenting the administration of Oxycodone-Acetaminophen (Percocet) and Diazepam (Valium), both controlled substances, and Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), a muscle relaxer. The medications were not administered.
Bolduc allegedly had numerous pills in her uniform pockets, including narcotics, hours after the meds were scheduled to be administered. She allegedly admitted that one of the Percocet pills found in her pocket was a dose that she removed at the beginning of her shift.
“Medical professionals who abuse their authority to dispense medications at the expense of patient care will be held accountable. Patients and their families have the right to expect that they and their loved ones will receive the best possible care while at a hospital in New York. My office will continue to prosecute individuals who abuse their authority and jeopardize the health of their patients by putting their own interests above those who entrust them with their care,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.
38-year-old Bolduc was arraigned on charges of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, a class E Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A Misdemeanor, and Petit Larceny, a class A Misdemeanor, in Albany County Court. Bolduc was released on her own recognizance.