Nurse Charged After Allegedly Stealing Medication from Patients in Mississauga


A Brampton nurse who provided homecare is facing 10 charges after allegedly stealing pain medication from patients' homes in Mississauga.

Toronto police allege that 47-year-old Loredana (Laura) Araya entered the homes of patients receiving nursing care between August 2015 and December 2015 and left with their medication.

Police also allege that Araya stole medication from patients' homes in October 2017.

According to police, the accused entered homes in the Etobicoke and Mississauga areas on five occasions and removed medication

On Monday, February 5, Araya surrendered to police. She was subsequently arrested and charged with five counts of break-and-enter to commit theft and five counts of being unlawfully in a dwelling.

She appeared in court on Monday, Feb 5.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300.

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