SIOUX FALLS - A 33-year-old pharmacy technician has pleaded guilty to theft in connection with health care and larceny related to prescription medicine taken at the Indian Health Hospital in Rosebud.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Tisha Leader Charge of Mission took a few pills out of prescription bottles before giving them to the patients on multiple occasions.

Johnson says she also took prescribed medications that patients did not pick up and entered them into the computer system as being restocked. Leader Charge admitted to giving some of the medications she stole to other people.

Johnson says the case also involved the taking of personal property of employees and interns.

Leader Charge was released on bond pending an April 9 sentencing.

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