Nurses plead guilty in hospice drug conspiracy

Two former Minot nurses accused of stealing drugs prescribed for hospice patients have pled guilty.

40-year-old April Beckler and 47-year-old Kim Kochel were in Ward County court today to change their plea.

The two women pled guilty to endangering a vulnerable adult and criminal conspiracy.
In exchange for the plea deal, theft of property charges against both women were dismissed.

The two were accused of stealing drugs between December 2012 and September 2014 while working for Trinity Hospice.

Their sentencing date is July 26th.

Warrants issued for drug diversion 

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