Health care nurse accused of theft turns herself in to police

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A woman wanted on charges she targeted senior citizens as a home healthcare nurse has turned herself in to police.

According to police, Trisha Byerly, 34, is accused of stealing pills from her clients and has been charged with felony theft.

“She isn’t cooperating with us to turn herself in… so here we are on CPD social media….where you all rock helping us locate suspects!,” the police posted on Facebook.

Police posted that after her photo was shared on Facebook, Byerly turned herself in to officers.

Tuesday, Byerly appeared in court. According to the affidavit, she is accused of stealing hydrocodone from a patient.

Byerly was arraigned on one count theft, a 4th-degree felony. The judge set her bond at $15,000. She is not permitted to consume alcohol and/or drugs of abuse and is to stay away from witnesses as conditions of her bond.

Her next court appearance is a preliminary hearing on Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m.

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