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Paramedic arrested for stealing narcotics

Posted on 17 November 2013 by wyoskibum

RICE LAKE, Wis. (RELEASE) – On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at approximately 4:18 pm, Rice Lake Police were called to the Lakeview Medical Center (LMC) for a theft of narcotics complaint.

Upon arrival, officers were advised to LMC administrators that a 29-year-old male, who was employed by LMC as a paramedic, was suspected of stealing narcotics based on the discovery of discrepancies on an audit of the ambulance service administration records.

Following the initial findings, LMC immediately contacted the Rice Lake Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. A subsequent investigation revealed numerous incidents of alleged forgery involving narcotics transfers and the diversion of medication from the hospital.

On Friday, November 8, 2013, the subject, Maxwell Bauer, of Chippewa Falls was arrested without incident and was incarcerated in Barron County jail pending numerous formal charges from the barroom County District Attorney’s Office which were filed Wednesday.

Nothing has indicated any compromise to patient safety or lack of quality patient service and the ambulance continues to provide safe and uninterrupted paramedic level service.

LMC is fully cooperative with the Rice Lake Police Department an the case which remains under investigation.

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