Woman Busted For Patch Thefts


Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports the arrest of a 40 year old Cashton woman on four counts of Possession of schedule II controlled substances, stemming from an investigation into missing Fentanyl patches from an area nursing home.


Dawn L. Frederick, age 40 of Cashton was arrested on July 5th 2013 following an investigation into reports of missing Fentanyl patches from the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin statute 961.41 (3a)(am) Possession of schedule II controlled substance, is a class I felony.


During an interview with Vernon County Investigator Mathew Sutton, Dawn Frederick admitted to taking four Fentanyl patches. Frederick had a partial patch in her possession at the time of her arrest. The theft of the Fentanyl patches occurred while Frederick was employed as the Certified Dietary Manager at Vernon Manor. Frederick will appear in court on Monday July 8, 2013.

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