After pleading guilty to product tampering and obtaining a controlled substance by deceit, a former Rose Medical Center surgery technician is …
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After pleading guilty to product tampering and obtaining a
controlled substance by deceit, a former Rose Medical Center
surgery technician is awaiting her sentencing from the judge.
Kristen Parker made her guilty plea Sept. 25 and will be
sentenced at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. She pled guilty to five counts
of product tampering and five counts of obtaining a controlled
substance by deceit and could face up to 20 years in federal
prison. Parker, from Elizabeth, was a former Rose Medical Center
surgery “scrub” technician and was originally indicted by a federal
grand jury July 23.
While working at the medical center, Parker had Hepatitis C. She
is accused of stealing the narcotic drug Fentanyl from surgery
patients and injecting the drug into herself with a syringe. She
would then refill the same syringe with saline, which would be
administered to surgery patients. Instead of getting pain
medication, patients ended up with exposure to Parker’s Hepatitis
United States Attorney David Gaouetter said the plea agreement
should reassure victims that the criminal justice system represents
This case was investigated by the Food and Drug Administration
Office of Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime
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