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Fayetteville nursing home's owner accused of stealing from patients to get drugs

Posted July 3

— The owner of a Fayetteville nursing home faces nearly two dozen charges after authorities says she stole patients' money and medicine to buy crack cocaine and other drugs.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Victoria Diane White, 54, took a resident's debit card and used it to withdraw $250 from the patient's bank account to buy gasoline, which she traded for drugs.

Detectives say she also gave the card and PIN to a friend who also made withdrawals.

White, who runs Miracle Restoration at 4850 Old Savannah Church Road, is also accused of stealing patients' pain medication and then exchanging it for crack cocaine.

In addition, investigators say she altered patients' medical records to show the patients had been given the drugs.

White, of 6905 Johnson Road, faces 22 charges: 11 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, three counts each of financial card theft and trafficking opiates by delivery and one count each of conspiracy, conspiring to traffic opiates, obtaining controlled substances by fraud, trafficking opium/heroin by possession, and trafficking opiates by sale.

She was jailed Wednesday at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Miracle Restoration is a five-bed facility that currently houses three residents between 62 and 90 years old, the sheriff's office said.

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  • wufpaker Jul 3, 7:12 p.m.

    FYI, Fact check... This is NOT a nursing home. This is an assisted living / adult family care facility licensed for 5 residents. Big difference in services provided and size between this operation and a nursing home.

  • icdumbpeople Jul 3, 4:10 p.m.

    That is just a shame. My father is in a nursing home in Sanford. I love it - HE loves it. It is a great place. They go on outings... 3 hot meals a day - activities every day! He was alone for so long - then when he moved in to the home he became a new person. He is very happy there. So all of them are not bad.

  • cinnamon16 Jul 3, 3:48 p.m.

    The goverment, both local and federal, cares not a whit what happens to those over 65 and especily if they are sick. Certain drugs will no longer be given to people after 65 such as, pain killers, anxiety meds, even Benedryl. My doctor said Benedryl will be removed from pharmacy shelves. If you are old you will be lost.

  • Glass Half Full Jul 3, 3:28 p.m.

    Another reason to never place a loved one in a nursing home. Who checks these people out?

  • scubagirl2 Jul 3, 3:11 p.m.

    IF this turns out to be true she also needs to be charged with elder abuse in addition to theft, abuse of her position and a few other things.

    Can't get much lower-stealing from those you should be caring for.......

  • trafalgerfountain Jul 3, 2:49 p.m.

    I wish more attention was paid to the elderly in this country who languish in these fly by night businesses who have no interest in taking care of them. Elderly people are the most at risk group of people in the USA.