Lincoln county nurse sentenced in Federal court for obtaining drugs by fraud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Betty Jo Tudor, 35, of Alkol, West Virginia, was sentenced  in federal court in Charleston to five years of probation for obtaining hydrocodone by fraud. Tudor, a former nurse at Sweetbriar Assisted Living in Dunbar, West Virginia, previously pled guilty and admitted that in June of 2013 she stole hydrocodone intended for patients for her own personal use and falsified records to cover up the theft.  

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald handled the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The United States Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.