UNDERWOOD, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa teacher has made a plea deal in her case about stolen prescription pads.
The Daily Nonpareil says (http://bit.ly/1njOAja ) 34-year-old Samantha Telleen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge of prohibited acts, a felony. Prosecutors dropped eight more counts in return for her plea. Telleen was given a deferred judgment, was put on probation and was fined $1,000.
Telleen had been put on paid leave from her job as a special-education teacher at Underwood Middle School.
In April charges against her husband, Heath Telleen, were dismissed. Prosecutors say an investigation revealed Samantha Telleen — not her husband — took prescription pads from Underwood Family Practice. Prosecutors say Samantha Telleen was given a key to the building last year to check mail and faxes while the owners were away.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com