NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Colllinwood nurse for taking medications from her client and forging documents.

At the request of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and with the assistance of the Waynesboro Police Department, in May 2017, TBI Agents began investigating allegations that medications were being stolen from a patient who lived in a Wayne County group home. At that time, April Thrasher was employed as a nurse for the home. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that in the spring of 2017, Thrasher stole the client’s medication and forged documentation, concealing the fact she had taken the medication. Thrasher has since resigned from that position.

On April 16th, the Wayne County Grand Jury returned indictments charging April Nicole Thrasher (DOB 04/14/1984) with one count of Abuse/ Neglect of an Adult, one count of Theft and one count of Forgery. On Monday, TBI Agents and deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department arrested Thrasher, and booked her into the Wayne County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

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