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Published: Monday, 2/20/2012 - Updated: 3 years ago

Nurse charged with stealing prescription drugs

Nicholas Kukiela Nicholas Kukiela

A Maumee man, who was working as a nurse at a Toledo-area hospital, was arrested on charges that he stole prescription drugs throughout December, according to court documents.

Nicholas Kukiela, 33, of 6713 Willowood Ave., was arrested Friday by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office on eight counts of theft for allegedly stealing a prescription pain medication for cancer patients.

Mr. Kukiela, an employee of Advanced Specialties Hospitals, 1015 Garden Lake Pkwy., was released from jail on an own-recognizance bond Friday afternoon.

He is scheduled for another appearance in Toledo Municipal Court on March 22.

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