Tasha Lenard, 24, of Bryant, was arrested on two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or theft, a Class D felony. She was released from the Saline County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
Lenard formerly worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Department of Human Services’ Arkansas Health Center in Benton. She is accused of taking for her own personal use at least two dosages of morphine and 10 methadone tablets that had been prescribed for two residents of the facility.
Lenard has voluntarily surrendered her nursing license.
To report suspected instances of Medicaid fraud or abuse and neglect in nursing homes, call the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit hotline at (866) 810-0016.
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