Woman accused of stealing IV bag of fentanyl from hospital patient

A woman is accused of stealing a bag of intravenous fentanyl from a patient’s room at a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The incident happened Tuesday at Jewish Hospital while the suspect, identified as Cynthia Kutz, 57, was waiting for her child to undergo surgery, according to WLKY-TV.

When a nurse noticed that the IV bag was gone, security officers began a search and found the missing medication in a bag near Kutz, WLKY reported. Officers said Kutz admitted the bag was hers.

She was arrested and is facing a number of charges, including theft of a controlled substance, third-degree burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.