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Virginia nurse facing jail time after guilty plea

By Derek Stetzler, News Producer, dstetzler@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 26 2013 07:47:14 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 26 2013 12:01:33 PM CST
MARTINSBURG, Va. -

Paula High, a 55-year-old nurse residing in Virginia Beach, is facing up to four years in prison for pleading guilty on charges of prescription theft.

High was accused of using medication that was intended for a patient at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg.

According to U.S. attorney William Ihlenfeld, High pleaded guilty to possessing a controlled substance by fraud, misrepresentation, forgery and deception.

Ihlenfeld also state that High used her hospital account to obtain the medication while she worked in the emergency department.