Probation for nursing home executive convicted of stealing pain meds

Probation for nursing home executive convicted of stealing pain meds

Probation for a Gates Mills woman who pleaded guilty to stealing pain medication from a patient at the Gardens of Westlake nursing home.

Christina Melaragno worked as the Executive Administrator at the nursing home and the former Director of Nursing. She was arrested October 2014 and pleaded guilty in May 2015 to burglary and drug possession.

According to the investigation Melaragno entered the resident's room to steal medication.

A judge sentenced her to two years probation and a $5,000 fine. Melaragno was also ordered to complete drug counseling and write a letter to her victim.

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