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WakeMed employee charged with embezzling drugs

Posted March 8, 2016

Laurie Ann Macpherson

— A WakeMed employee was charged on Monday with embezzling a controlled substance on multiple occasions beginning early this year, according to arrest warrants.

Laurie Ann Macpherson, 41, of New Hill, was charged by WakeMed Campus Police with nine counts of embezzle controlled substance by employee, according to the warrants. She was given a $75,000 secured bond.

The warrant said Macpherson embezzled a controlled substance, hydromorphone/dilaudid, which she had access to "by virtue of her employment."

The alleged incidents began in early January, and the last offense occurred on Feb. 8, according to the warrant.


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  • Johnathan Gault Mar 12, 2016
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    This is not an isloated incident at Wake Med, she was just stupid and get caught. I knew a nurse in the 90's who was swiping drugs to give to her husband. I fully expect that is what led to his suicide

  • Sara Hauser Mar 8, 2016
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    A disgrace to the nursing profession.

  • Janet Ghumri Mar 8, 2016
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    A drug test should show if she's using. If so, I would be concerned about any patients she treated. It doesn't say what her position is, but they could be looking at lawsuits if she's responsible for direct patient care. Sad

  • Geneva Smith Mar 8, 2016
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    Maybe she should get what others get, jail time. If she is the user, its called a non violent crime, thousands are in jail now for the same offense.

  • Fanny Chmelar Mar 8, 2016
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    That stuff is super potent. Synthetic heroin.

    Hopefully if she was the user, they get her treatment and not just a further-damaging form of "justice". If she was selling for cash, she's pretty low to prey upon addicts.