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Nurse charged with stealing pills from friend

Lisa Skalicky. Courtesy of Catalyst Medical Center

MOORHEAD — A Sanford Medical Center nurse has been suspended after being charged with stealing prescription drugs from a home in Moorhead.

Lisa A. Skalicky, 45, of Fargo, is charged with one felony count of second-degree burglary, Clay County District Court records show.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, a Sanford Medical Center spokesperson said Skalicky has been suspended from her position at the hospital.

As of late Tuesday, she was still a registered nurse with an active license, according to the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

On Aug. 30, Moorhead police were dispatched to a residence in Moorhead for a report of pain medication stolen from the house.

The victim told police he installed a surveillance device that captured images of Skalicky in nursing attire inside the house when it was unoccupied by the residents, court records stated. The victim said he and his wife have been friends with her for about 25 years.

The victim replaced his hydrocodone with acetaminophen as a precaution and noticed approximately 15 pills were missing, court records show. Skalicky said she entered the residence on several occasions and took hydrocodone, but denied taking any other prescriptions.

Attempts to reach Skalicky and her lawyer were unsuccessful.

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