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Mason City woman sentenced on several drug charges while working in hospital, therapy centers

Mason City, Iowa –  A Mason City occupational therapist who accessed the private records of nearly two-thousand patients is sentenced to 14 months in a federal prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Samantha Jo Rogers pleaded guilty to one count each of: acquiring and attempting to acquire a controlled substance by fraud, wrongfully obtaining health information under false pretenses and making false statements relating to health care matters.

Rogers was employed at a North Iowa hospital and several therapy companies and admitted to accessing patient records and then broke into their homes using a crow bar to steal their prescription pain medications.  In one case the woman was home and family members had to call the police.


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