Boise caregiver charged with stealing patient's drugs

February 6, 2014 

Rebekah Poole, aka Cooper

A 48-year-old Boise woman was jailed Wednesday on suspicion of stealing prescription pain medication from a patient for whom she provided in-home care.

Rebekah Ann Poole, also known as Cooper, faces four felony charges: two counts of burglary and two counts of possessing a controlled substance.

Boise police investigated two complaints about Poole. Initially, officers were called to a home near South Vista Avenue and West Canal Street on Jan. 29 to hear allegations that Poole had stolen 50 100-milligram morphine pills from her patient's prescription bottle. As that investigation was ongoing, police received a call Wednesday afternoon alleging Poole had stolen 24 10 milligram Oxycodone pills from a prescription bottle during another home visit.

Officers located Poole and discovered evidence that Poole had been entering the patient's home three days a week and stealing various medications since mid-November. Poole was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail under the name Rebekah Cooper. She remained in jail Thursday afternoon.

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